Sails for the MORGAN

Where do you get new sails for a 172-year-old whaleship? East Boothbay, Maine, that’s where. Mystic Seaport turned to sailmaker Nathaniel S. Wilson to make the 19 new sails the Charles W. Morgan will need for her 38th Voyage this summer. Wilson, an expert on traditional sails, actually made the first set of demonstration sails for the ship back in 1973! Museum photographer Andy Price visited Wilson’s shop to see how the project is coming along and took the photographs below.