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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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  • Away from the slightly unpleasant whaling history...this is a fascinating ship.....from the low headroom below decks....the tight living quarters and less than fancy captains cabin....to the demonstra...  more »
  • I've seen the Morgan both when she sailed to Provincetown, as well as in Mystic Seaport. To see such a beautiful old ship, perfectly restored and in working order, is a marvel. We are so far removed w...  more »
  • If you want to learn about the history of Mystic Seaport this is the place. There is so much to see and learn about that one day is not enough.  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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