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Blooming witch hazel, the first sign of spring at Mystic Seaport, in front of the Treworgy Planetarium.

Ready for Spring!

Yes, spring is near, although the stormy month of February closed with yet more wild weather; fortunately this time just rain and wind.

Whaleboat builders pose for a photo in front of the Morgan. Front Row: Dana Hewson; Graham McKay, Lowell’s Boat Shop; Nat Benjamin, Gannon & Benjamin; Bill Sauerbrey, Beetle Cat Boat Shop (former Mystic Seaport staff); Manny Palomo, Beetle; Geoff McKonly, Rocking the Boat; Evelyn Ansel.
Back Row: Howell Crim, Alexandria Seaport Foundation; Matthew Stackpole; Bill Womack, Beetle; Bruce Mackenzie, Independence Seaport Museum; Quentin Snediker; Walter Ansel.

The Countdown Begins

It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed since the Charles W. Morgan was hauled in 2008, but here we are less than six months away from her historic launch.

Steve White presenting Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy with a Morgan trunnel at a press conference in Hartford announcing the academic year 2013-14 as the “Year of the Charles W. Morgan.”

The Stage is Set

There is much to look forward to in 2013 at Mystic Seaport, but now is the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of so many throughout the past year.