Rowlocks for the MORGAN

While Mystic Seaport shipwrights have been restoring the Charles W. Morgan and organizations from around the country have been building her new whaleboats, Museum shipsmiths have been busy forging rowlocks for the whaleboats. The boats, along with their new oarlocks, will equip the ship when she goes back to sea for her 38th Voyage in the summer of 2014.

Watch as shipsmiths Michael Saari and Bill Scheer forge the locks at the Museum’s James Driggs Shipsmith Shop. When they are finished, they will have made approximately 70 rowlocks for the entire fleet.