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The Charles W. Morgan

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The Charles W. Morgan is the last remaining wooden whaleship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence. Built in 1841 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, she sailed on 37 voyages around the globe during an 80-year whaling career. The vessel came to Mystic Seaport in 1941 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1967. More than 20 million Mystic Seaport visitors have walked the whaleship’s decks. Currently undergoing an extensive restoration in the Museum’s Preservation Shipyard, the Morgan will be re-launched in July of 2013 and will embark on her 38th Voyage to historic ports in New England in 2014.