This new exhibit, now open, is an interdisciplinary exploration of America’s historic and contemporary relationship with whales and whaling.
The Charles W. Morgan is the last of an American whaling fleet that numbered more than 2,700 vessels. Built and launched in 1841, the Morgan is now America’s oldest commercial ship still afloat. Visit Mystic Seaport, climb aboard, and experience her for yourself.
November 2008 saw the hauling ashore of the Charles W. Morgan in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Learn about the restoration of this American icon in the Shipyard Gallery exhibition, “Restoring an Icon: The Charles W. Morgan.”
We are creating a dynamic, multimedia, online repository for the 38th Voyage that will allow anyone anywhere to explore the stories, images, scientific data, artistic impressions, and artifacts collected when the Museum made history by sailing the Charles W. Morgan for the first time in more than 90 years. We’re only half done, but there’s already a lot to see and do. Come back often for more.
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