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CHARLES W. MORGAN

Certification

USCG Certification

Attraction Vessel (ATTCOI)

Story

Over an 80-year career, the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan sailed on 37 voyages to remote corners of the globe. In May of 2014, following a five-year, multi-million dollar restoration, the ship set out on her 38th Voyage – perhaps her most important – to raise awareness of America’s maritime heritage and to call attention to issues of ocean sustainability and conservation. It was the first time the National Historic Landmark had left Mystic Seaport since her arrival in 1941. During this 38th Voyage, in addition to the professional crew and Mystic Seaport staff, some 80 individuals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds sailed aboard the ship and participated in an unprecedented public-history project. The Morgan visited New London, Connecticut; Newport, Rhode Island; the Massachusetts ports of Vineyard Haven, New Bedford and Boston as well as the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy – as part of the centennial celebration of the opening of the Cape Cod Canal – and returned to Mystic Seaport to resume her role as an exhibit and the flagship of the Museum.

Specifications

Flag: United States of America
Rig: Barque
Homeport: Mystic, CT
Sparred Length: 165' 6
LOD: 107'
LWL: 104'
Draft: 12' 6
Beam: 28'
Rig height: 119' 9
Freeboard: 7' 10
Sail Area: 13,000
Tons: 297
Hull: wood

Facts

Program Type: Dockside Interpretation, Maritime History
Normal cruising waters: static exhibit (summer), static exhibit (winter)
Built: 1841
Contact: Mystic Seaport Watercraft Area
E-mail: watercraft@mysticseaport.org
Website: https://www.mysticseaport.org/
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