The Morgan Sails Again

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The CHARLES W. MORGAN sails on her first sea trial off New London, CT on June 7, 2014. Photo by Dennis Murphy/Mystic Seaport

Now open in the Mallory Exhibit Hall

America’s last wooden whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan, sailed on her historic 38th Voyage during the summer of 2014. This was the first time the National Historic Landmark vessel had left Mystic Seaport since her arrival in 1941 and the first time the ship had sailed since the early 1920s. Explore the Museum’s new exhibition “The Morgan Sails Again” and learn more about this unprecedented voyage and national treasure.

Illustration by Andrew Glass from "Moby Dick: Chasing the Great White Whale"

Illustration by Andrew Glass from “Moby Dick: Chasing the Great White Whale”

Watch video footage that features the history, background, and sailing of the Morgan. See actual crew lists from the 1841 whaleship. Listen to an audio program that features the sounds of whales, as well as modern and historical music about whales and whaling.

Create your own art by making a rubbing of a whale scene and an origami whale. Leave your wish or thought for today’s whales on a 16-foot wire whale model. See 15 original illustrations by artist Andrew Glass that were created for the children’s book, Moby Dick: Chasing the Great White Whale, written by Eric A. Kimmel.

Discover why this American icon is the crown jewel of the Mystic Seaport collection.