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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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  • Another living museum in Mystic Seaport, with admission included in the general admission fee ($29). This is the one thing in the village that you do not want to miss. You will be able to go below the...  more »
  • There is so much to learn about life at sea and the whaling industry in ninetieth century America. A visit to the Charles W. Morgan will give you some insight on what life and work was like aboard a w...  more »
  • Though we recognize whaling as barbaric now, it was a huge industry in the 1800s. The Morgan is the gem of Mystic Seaport's collection, the only surviving whaling ship in America. It's amazing to see ...  more »