Under a new president and director, Mystic Seaport entered its ninth decade with a focus on the iconic Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest existing commercial vessel and the only surviving wooden whaleship from the heroic Age of Sail. While continuing its efforts to engage a broad audience through exhibits and programs, the Museum planned to highlight the Morgan’s restoration with a commemorative 38th Voyage to her historic homeport of New Bedford, and to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to pay tribute to the whales in 2014.

Tugboat KINGSTON II is moved to the Museum's main entrance in celebration of the new exhibit "Tugs!" - May 20102010


2012 - Mystic Seaport participates in collaborative exhibit and companion book, The Rockets’ Red Glare: Connecticut and the War of 18122012



The CHARLES W. MORGAN sails on Block Island Sound en route to Newport on June 15, 2014. Photo by Dennis Murphy/Mystic Seaport.