CHARLES W. MORGAN Departs for 38th Voyage
The 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan was hauled out for restoration at Mystic Seaport in November, 2008; the ship was launched back into the Mystic River in July, 2013; and on May 17, 2014, the Morgan will embark on an unprecedented 38th Voyage to historic ports in New England. Join us as we celebrate this historic moment with a grand send-off! A public ceremony will be hosted in the Shipyard at 9 a.m. and the Morgan will depart at 9:30 a.m. Special talks, activities, and demonstrations will also be hosted throughout the day.
Once the ship leaves Mystic Seaport she will be towed down the Mystic River en route to New London, Connecticut. This will be the first time the whaleship has been below the Mystic Bascule Bridge since her arrival in Mystic in November, 1941 and will be a sight to behold.
A month-long fitting out period will take place while the Morgan is in New London. Once preparations and training are complete, the vessel will work her way up the coast of New England on her 38th Voyage, stopping in several ports along the way. On select days the Morgan will be open for boarding and feature a dockside exhibition program that will include historic interpretation, live demonstrations, music and more. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we hope you make plans to visit the ship on one of her stops. View the 38th Voyage itinerary.
After her three-month journey, the Charles W. Morgan will return to Mystic Seaport in early August. A joyous homecoming celebration is being planned for the night of August 9.