Support the MORGAN
Be part of history in the making as Mystic Seaport takes the last remaining wooden whaleship back to sea. The Charles W. Morgan embarks on an unprecedented marine event this summer— the 38th Voyage – and you can make an important contribution to ensure the success of this significant endeavor. Returning the Morgan to the sea provides an opportunity to learn more about this important artifact, a portal into our maritime heritage and our history as a nation.
Your charitable gift allows us to share the Morgan’s story with thousands of visitors who will be able to board the ship in port and engage in demonstrations and activities at our 20,000 sq. ft. traveling dockside exhibition*, including “Spouter,” a life-sized sperm whale model. You will also make it possible for the Morgan to sail again among the whales on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Provincetown, Cape Cod in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Named “Ambassador to the Whales” by the United States Senate in 2013, the Morgan will provide a platform to explore our changing perceptions of whales and the significance of this engaging species.
As a result of the 38th Voyage, the Morgan will deliver back to Mystic Seaport a cargo of knowledge and inspiration, content that will be incorporated in a new exhibition opening in 2015: “Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers.” When back at Chubb’s Wharf, she will resume her status as an exhibit, enriched by the Voyage and with a new chapter to tell our next generation of visitors.
We invite you to support this groundbreaking event. Please give generously to the 38th Voyage and be sure to join us this summer at one of the Morgan’s ports of call throughout New England or follow the Voyage online.
*Presented at most major ports of call.