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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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Taking the Helm of an American Tradition

Southern New England Fishery News did an interview with Kip Files, the Captain appointed by Mystic Seaport to be Master of the Charles W Morgan’s 38th voyage slated for May, 2014. Read the interview at SNEFN on page 25 of the December  issue. Click here, scroll down 16:05