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Charles W. Morgan, Mystic

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Charles W. Morgan is an American whaling ship built in 1841 whose active service period was during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ships of this type were usually used to harvest the blubber of whales for whale oil, which was commonly used in lamps. The ship has served as a museum ship since the 1940s, and is now an exhibit at the Mystic Seaport museum in Mystic, Connecticut. She is the world's oldest surviving merchant vessel, and the only surviving wooden whaling ship from the 19th century American merchant fleet. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
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  • This is a cool whaling ship where you can see how sailors lived and took care of bringing whale blubber and oil on board in olden times. There are folks on board who will explain things to you if you ...  more »
  • An old whaling ship, you can tour on board, both upper and lower decks. Everything is wonderfully restored, and it gives a real sense of what it was like to work an old whaling ship.  more »
  • The experience was amazing. Talking to one of the staff on board about the whaling was very interesting.  more »

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Large resorts fill the scenic land near the water. The local casino manages one luxury resort with over 1,000 rooms. The others are owned by large chains known for providing luxury accommodations. Inland are historical mansions and houses that have been converted to bed and breakfasts and inns. These lodgings have fewer rooms, so book early to ensure your space.
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