Support the MORGAN
History was made during the summer of 2014 when Mystic Seaport took the last remaining wooden whaleship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan, back to sea. Restoring and sailing the 1841 vessel was a marine event not seen since the 1920s and a full expression of the Museum’s dual responsibilities of stewardship and education. The historic 38th Voyage raised awareness of America’s maritime heritage and called attention to issues of ocean sustainability. With your support, the Morgan can continue to educate and serve future generations as a vessel of lifelong learning.
As a result of the 38th Voyage, the Morgan brought 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.” Now back at Chubb’s Wharf, the ship has resumed her status as an exhibit and flagship of the Museum, enriched by her recent journey and with a new chapter to tell.
The Morgan is the last of an American whaling fleet that sailed for over 200 years and numbered more than 2,700 vessels. Her story is crucial to understanding a critical chapter in the history of our nation. We invite you to support this National Historic Landmark vessel and America’s oldest floating merchant ship.
Your charitable gift is deeply appreciated.