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CHARLES W. MORGAN Departs for 38th Voyage

May 17, 2014

The 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan was hauled out for restoration at Mystic Seaport in November, 2008; the ship was launched back into the Mystic River in July, 2013; and on May 17, 2014, the Morgan will leave Mystic Seaport for New London to begin her 38th Voyage. Join us for this historic moment! A farewell ceremony will be hosted in the Museum’s shipyard at 8:45 a.m. and the Morgan will depart at 9:15 a.m.

The Morgan will be towed down the Mystic River en route to New London. This will be the first time the ship has been below the Mystic Bascule Bridge since her arrival in Connecticut in November, 1941.

A month-long fitting out period will take place while the Morgan is in New London. Once preparations and training are complete, the vessel will work her way up the coast of New England on her 38th Voyage, stopping in several ports along the way. On select days, the ship will be open for boarding and a dockside exhibition that includes historic interpretation, live demonstrations, music, and more will be open to visitors. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we hope you make plans to visit the ship during her voyage.

After her journey, the Charles W. Morgan will return to Mystic Seaport in early August. A joyous homecoming celebration is being planned for the night of August 9.

Please note: The Morgan is not available for boarding at the present time as the Shipyard needs to ready her for the journey to New London. She will be open to the public next on May 24 in New London, CT.