The Final Countdown Begins

2014 is here…should I say “Finally!” or “How did it arrive so quickly?” The long-anticipated year is now here, and what a busy, momentous one it will be as the final countdown to the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan begins. In fact, December 23, 2013 marked 100 working days until the Morgan‘s departure from Mystic Seaport on her historic voyage through New England waters. With the fo’c’sle, captain’s cabin, systems, and rig (just to name a few) all coming together in great form, the vessel will be well prepared for May 17-19, the transit window for her first leg from Mystic to New London. What a remarkable weekend and event that will be as the Morgan passes through the Mystic River Bascule Bridge for the first time since her arrival in 1941!

The CHARLES W. MORGAN in the Shipyard, December 2013

The CHARLES W. MORGAN in the Shipyard, December 2013

We have so much to look forward to in 2014. Here is just a sampling of what’s in store:

It’s important to remind everyone that the final months of restoration work on and fitting out of the Morgan will be significant. Make a point of visiting the Shipyard this early spring to witness the final touches, but until you do, follow the progress on our website and YouTube. The Morgan returns to a major homecoming at Mystic Seaport during the first week of August, and an appropriate celebration is planned for August 9. Did I say there is no better time to be a member?

Steve White