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Charles W. Morgan, Mystic

Categories: Tourist Spots, Ships
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4.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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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  • They told us it had been around the world again in 2015. When you see the tiny kitchen and tinier berths, you wonder how people lived on whaling ships for years at a time. Fascinating! 
  • On shore at the moment, it was fascinating to see how she is cared for. Even more surprising was how much of her is below the waterline. Well worth a visit, especially to listen to some of the knowled...  read more »
  • The Charles W Morgan is definitely worth visiting, but it is not really a separate attraction from Mystic Seaport. It is within the seaport grounds and is part of regular admission to the seaport. It ...  read more »
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