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CHARLES W. MORGAN Sea Trials

The Charles W. Morgan will conduct four days of sea trials out of New London to prepare her for her 38th Voyage up the New England coast, where she will actively sail for the first time since the 1920s.

The sea trials are scheduled for June 7, 8, 11 and 12, 2014.

The ship will depart City Pier at roughly 9 a.m. each morning (weather permitting) and return by 5 p.m. Her course and activities will be determined by the wind conditions. Capt. Files hopes to drill the crew on as many maneuvers as possible.

After New London

The ship departs New London on the next leg of the 38th Voyage with a transit to Newport, RI, on June 14. Following that stop, the ship will then visit Vineyard Haven, Mass.; New Bedford, Mass.; and Boston, where she will dock next to the USS Constitution. She will also anchor off of Provincetown, Mass. for day sails to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, where the Morgan will team up with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to observe whales in their natural environment and call attention to mankind’s changing relationship with the natural world.