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From November 2008, when the ship was lifted from the waters of the Mystic river until the installation of the final "Shutter" plank on May 10, 2013, shipwrights and riggers at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation shipyard replaced 280 frame futtocks, installed 70 new ceiling planks and replaced 168 hull planks to make the ship ready to sail in the summer of 2014.

Published: July 21, 2013

Shipwrights Rob Whalen, top, and Rick Ramenda examine the frames of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard after removing a sealing plank from the interior of the hold Mon. Sept. 28, 2009. The seaport's board of trustees announced today that a plan has been approved to expand the current restoration project to include bringing the ship up to sailing capabilities.

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