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Old 10-02-2009, 12:30   #1
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Charles W Morgan Photos

Here are some photos I took of the Charles W Morgan, which is undergoing a 3 year restoration in Mystic CT. The CWM is the last remaining wooden whaleship.

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There are also photos by the NYT of the hauling. Just follow the links.
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Very cool. One of my ancestors was first mate on this ship. He was among those who were lost at sea in a whale boat and wound up in Russia. Eventually he made it back to the U.S. and became a ferry boat captain in Fall River, Mass.
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I considered a privilege to be able to go aboard her a few years back. I have her illustrated rigging profile framed and on my wall here. Neat ship.
That's some ancestral history slomotion!
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I hadn't seen this thread from a couple of days ago, Soundbounder, but had just been reading the latest edition of e-anarchy. They gave you a shout out for your Charles W. Morgan pics and a link to your blog. I checked it out - please accept my compliments for putting together an excellent blog dedicated to Long Island Sound.

Well done!

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This is the revised link:

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I hadn't seen this thread from a couple of days ago, Soundbounder, but had just been reading the latest edition of e-anarchy. They gave you a shout out for your Charles W. Morgan pics and a link to your blog. I checked it out - please accept my compliments for putting together an excellent blog dedicated to Long Island Sound.

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When is it going to be finished?

I visited the C.Morgan with my children about 25 years ago! I was impressed with the sleeping quarters. I think my 30'er has more room there. The crates for the chickens and pigs were neat too. I would like to visit it with my grandchildren. Do you know when it will be floated?
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I visited the C.Morgan with my children about 25 years ago! I was impressed with the sleeping quarters. I think my 30'er has more room there. The crates for the chickens and pigs were neat too. I would like to visit it with my grandchildren. Do you know when it will be floated?
The restoration is scheduled to take 3 years, so it will not be floated for some time. The Seaport does plan on having the ship viewable for visitors, but I do not know how limited that is.
I will try to find some more detailed information.
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