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Open invitation issued for Parade of Boats to welcome the Charles W. Morgan

sct logoNEW BEDFORD — Almost anything that floats, that is at least 15 feet long and is fast enough is welcome in the Charles W. Morgan Homecoming Parade of Boats set for Sunday, June 29. Captains are being encouraged to “dress ship” with signal flags or other decorations. Russell said that a scalloper and a dragger will be near the front of the parade, “to honor the fact that the Morgan was a commercial fishing boat.” Read more here 08:08

Charles W. Morgan Begins 38th Voyage

NEW LONDON, CONN. — The whaleship Charles W. Morgan made history Saturday as it left the Mystic River in Stonington and safely arrived at City Pier in New London just before noon, well ahead of schedule. Read more here  08:29

The Morgan was built in 1841 and has remained docked at Mystic Seaport since 1941. “There isn’t anybody alive today who has seen a whaling ship with her sails up. Think about that,” said the ship’s captain, Kip Files. Read more here

For the First Time in 93 Years, a 19th-Century Whaling Ship Sets SailRead more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/for-the-first-time-93-years-19th-century-whaling-ship-sets-sail-180951410/#i29kODGfp7EVEdQ4.99
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n November 1941, a very tired and dilapidated wooden whaling ship, the Charles W. Morgan,was towed by a Coast Guard cutter up the Mystic RiverRead more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/for-the-first-time-93-years-19th-century-whaling-ship-sets-sail-180951410/#i29kODGfp7EVEdQ4.99
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Astonishingly, although the Morgan had been built to last just 25 years, she was already a century old when she was towed into the Mystic Seaport Museum. She was, in whaler’s parlance, a “lucky ship.”Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/for-the-first-time-93-years-19th-century-whaling-ship-sets-sail-180951410/#i29kODGfp7EVEdQ4.99
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Astonishingly, although the Morgan had been built to last just 25 years, she was already a century old when she was towed into the Mystic Seaport Museum. She was, in whaler’s parlance, a “lucky ship.”Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/for-the-first-time-93-years-19th-century-whaling-ship-sets-sail-180951410/#i29kODGfp7EVEdQ4.99
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Astonishingly, although the Morgan had been built to last just 25 years, she was already a century old when she was towed into the Mystic Seaport Museum. She was, in whaler’s parlance, a “lucky ship.”Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/for-the-first-time-93-years-19th-century-whaling-ship-sets-sail-180951410/#i29kODGfp7EVEdQ4.99
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Astonishingly, although the Morgan had been built to last just 25 years, she was already a century old when she was towed into the Mystic Seaport Museum. She was, in whaler’s parlance, a “lucky ship.”Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/for-the-first-time-93-years-19th-century-whaling-ship-sets-sail-180951410/#i29kODGfp7EVEdQ4.99
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Richard Files, of Rockland, Maine to helm the newly restored Charles W. Morgan whaling ship.

MYSTIC, Conn. — Mystic Seaport has hired veteran mariner to helm the newly restored Charles W. Morgan whaling ship. The 62-year-old Files said he learned to sail as a child and became a licensed mariner in 1974. He is the captain of the Elissa, a three-masted, iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1877 and now located at the Texas Seaport Museum. It’s operated by the Galveston Historical Association.[email protected] 09:15