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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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  • What a fabulous restoration, studious docents and amazing reenactors. This is a must for every New Englander's vacation or casual visit. 
  • Go aboard and see what the sailors of that age went through. Although the seas may be calm when you are there you can see and imagine what it must have been like to be aboard this whaler. Watch whale ...  more »
  • Visited the Mystic Seaport the other day and went on the Charles W. Morgan ship that is docked there. They have a info guide talking to you about the ship and tells you some interesting stories.