August 6, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am
The Charles W. Morgan is home. The world’s last wooden whaling ship, which set off on a tour of historic New England ports in May, was eased into Chubb’s Wharf at Mystic Seaport by two tugboats just past 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
August 6, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm
After a memorable, 2 1/2-month tour of New England ports, the whaleship Charles W. Morgan is scheduled to pull away from New London's City Pier this afternoon and return to Mystic Seaport Museum, the final leg of its historic 38th...
August 5, 2014; Updated: 7:49 pm
Mystic Seaport staff along with crew of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan stack bars of steel ballast on pallets to be lifted out of the hold during the process of removing ballast and rigging Monday aboard the ship docked at City Pier in New London.
August 1, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am
The Morgan has one last day-sail for special guests of Mystic Seaport on Saturday before efforts will commence preparing the ship for the final tow from New London back to the Seaport next week.
July 30, 2014; Updated: 11:59 am
The whaling ship arrived with little fanfare Wednesday morning at City Pier, the last stop before it returns home to Mystic Seaport. The ship arrived at the pier at 2 a.m., eight hours ahead of its estimated arrival time.
July 29, 2014; Updated: 12:31 am
Nearing the end of its summer tour of historic New England ports, the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan is scheduled to arrive at City Pier about 10 a.m. today.
July 25, 2014; Updated: 3:07 pm
Mystic Seaport and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center on Friday announced receipt of a $30,095 grant from Connecticut Humanities to support a project called Connecticut Indian Whalers: Work, Community, and Life at Sea.
July 18, 2014; Updated: 3:51 pm
The Charles W. Morgan is no stranger to history, nor is the USS Constitution. But the two historic vessels made another bit of history this week when they 'met' for the first time in Boston.
July 12, 2014; Updated: 2:11 pm
The excitement on deck of the big whaling ship was palpable Saturday as some of the whales first came into sight, doing the things whales do: breaching, spouting, spouting quite loudly, actually, feeding, mouths open, and showing a lot of whale tail.
July 11, 2014; Updated: 3:07 pm
The crew of a whaleboat from the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan rows toward a feeding humpback whale on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod, Mass., on Friday. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling...
July 5, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am
Mystic Seaport and Tall Ships America, have proclaimed July 12 as “Sail for Tall Ships Day” as traditional sailing vessels around the country will sail in honor of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan.
July 4, 2014; Updated: 3:39 pm
Amid signs that travelers are loosening the purse strings, tourism operators in the region are poised for a third straight “up” season this summer.\nNot even the prospect of $4-a-gallon gasoline is expected to spoil the party.
July 3, 2014; Updated: 11:34 am
The crew of the world's last wooden whaling ship probably didn't anticipate a hurricane interrupting its historic 38th voyage, but Mystic Seaport officials said Thursday that they don't expect much trouble from Arthur.
July 3, 2014; Updated: 12:39 am
Crew members of the restored whaling ship Charles W. Morgan secure sails and lines Wednesday in New Bedford, Mass., in preparation for high winds expected to reach the city as Tropical Storm Arthur approaches.
June 25, 2014; Updated: 4:27 pm
Sunrise light edged the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan docked at Tisbury Wharf in Vineyard Haven Harbor Wednesday prior to its departure to New Bedford.
June 25, 2014; Updated: 1:24 am
Some people from Mystic Seaport planning the homecoming visit of the Charles W. Morgan to its longtime homeport of New Bedford have joked about the notion that the city might close the gates to a huge hurricane barrier that can seal off...
June 25, 2014; Updated: 7:08 pm
There were a lot of superlatives to consider in the historic homecoming to New Bedford Wednesday of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan.
June 24, 2014; Updated: 11:46 pm
NEW A Common Tern hovered over the water of Vineyard Haven harbor looking for food just astern of the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan Tuesday in Vineyard Haven, Mass.
June 22, 2014; Updated: 3:14 am
As the Charles W. Morgan returns to its old homeport this week, it is being celebrated as a lucky ship. But its greatest luck was withstanding the sustained indifference of the city that launched it on its globe-spanning career.
June 17, 2014; Updated: 1:50 pm
The Charles W. Morgan, the world's last wooden whaling ship, begins its 38th voyage, sailing from New London to Newport.
June 15, 2014; Updated: 2:02 pm
After a nearly 12-hour trip from New London to Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I., a few dozen people greeted the 106-foot whaling vessel at South Alofsin Pier late Sunday afternoon.
June 13, 2014; Updated: 12:44 pm
During the sendoff ceremony Friday afternoon, lawmakers, New London’s mayor, the ship’s captain and other officials delivered farewell speeches before a crowd of about 100, some drenched by rain and others decked out in rain jackets and...
June 13, 2014; Updated: 9:01 pm
Mystic — The Charles W. Morgan’s departure from New London to Newport, R.I., has been rescheduled for Sunday at 6 a.m.
June 11, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am
New London - A farewell ceremony for the Charles W. Morgan as it prepares to leave on a two-month tour of historic New England ports will be held Friday at 1 p.m at City Pier.On Saturday, the world's last surviving wooden whaling...
June 9, 2014; Updated: 1:21 pm
As the crew prepared for the 173-year-old whaling ship’s upcoming journey along the New England coast with a seven-hour excursion in the Long Island Sound, they did just about everything you imagine with the rope: they tugged it, coiled it,...
June 9, 2014; Updated: 1:18 pm
An East Lyme man remembers his trip aboard the Charles W. Morgan as it arrived at Mystic Seaport in 1941.
June 8, 2014; Updated: 9:35 am
The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan is escorted through Long Island Sound by a small flotilla of spectator and support vessels on the first of four days of sea trials Saturday, its first time under sail in 93 years. "The ship exceeded all...
June 7, 2014; Updated: 8:55 am
The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan will sail from City Pier in New London to open water today as an excited crew puts her to the test.
June 6, 2014; Updated: 7:48 pm
A day before setting out on their first training cruise, crew members of the wooden whaling ship Charles W. Morgan demonstrated their man-overboard protocol on Friday and pulled a struggling woman out of the Thames River.
May 31, 2014; Updated: 11:23 pm
In commemoration of the return of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan to New London, actors from the Flock Theatre thespian troupe portrayed Jibboom Club members in the first Jibboom parade in almost six decades.
May 30, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am
I am sure I am not alone in savoring the pleasure of having a genuine whaling ship tied up on New London's waterfront again.Charles W. Morgan looks, if I could imagine a ship to have feelings, happy, too, tucked in at City Pier, in...
May 24, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am
Families lined up at City Pier Saturday to step aboard the newly restored whaleship Charles W. Morgan, which was open to the public for the first time since it arrived in the Whaling City last week.
May 19, 2014; Updated: 3:47 pm
A day after the Charles W. Morgan arrived at City Pier, residents came out to see the ship Sunday as crews began putting up its sails.
May 19, 2014; Updated: 4:39 pm
A time lapse view of the woodden whaling ship Charles W. Morgan's transit from Mystic to New London.
May 18, 2014; Updated: 11:51 pm
The Charles W. Morgan, the world's last surviving wooden whaling ship, on Saturday began what will become its 38th voyage by being towed to New London by a tugboat.PHOTO GALLERY
May 18, 2014; Updated: 3:51 pm
The restoration and subsequent 38th voyage of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan is nothing less than inspired - and, as such, that a poet will be one of the passengers is particularly appropriate. After all, among the many literary...
May 17, 2014; Updated: 12:24 am
Spectators gathered at the Mystic drawbridge, City Pier in New London and points in between to watch the Charles W. Morgan depart Mystic Seaport for its 38th voyage Saturday.
May 17, 2014; Updated: 1:56 pm
Mystic Seaport was in a financial rut when the idea was floated to take the historic whaler Charles W. Morgan back to sea.
May 17, 2014; Updated: 10:39 pm
The wooden whaling ship Charles. W. Morgan leaves the dock at Mystic Seaport for the first time since 1941, propelled by a tugboat down the Mystic River, past Noank, Groton Long Point and Eastern Point, and up the Thames River to City Pier in New...
May 17, 2014; Updated: 8:08 pm
As the Charles W. Morgan, the world’s last surviving wooden whaleship, edged Saturday morning toward the downtown Mystic drawbridge for the first time in nearly three-quarters of a century, throngs on shore cheered, a flotilla of...
May 17, 2014; Updated: 4:09 pm
Richard "Kip" Files, captain of the Charles W. Morgan, receives his commands from Mystic Seaport president StevenC. White.
May 16, 2014; Updated: 3:20 pm
The Morgan is scheduled to leave the Mystic Seaport at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. While rain is expected Saturday, only a "drastic change in the forecasted weather conditions" would delay the trip, the Seaport said Friday afternoon.
May 16, 2014; Updated: 11:47 pm
As Mystic Seaport shipyard workers make their last-minute preparations today for the Charles W. Morgan's trip to New London's City Pier on Saturday, their attention is also on the weather forecast.
May 15, 2014; Updated: 12:36 am
Restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, a National Historic Landmark and a major attraction at the Seaport since it was towed there in 1941, has created a unique opportunity for ship carpenters, who are better known as shipwrights.
May 15, 2014; Updated: 4:16 pm
Shipwrights Matt Barnes and Jamie Kirschner and blacksmith Ali Mitchell are carrying on the tradition of wooden shipbuilding at Mystic Seaport with the restoration of the wooden whaling ship Charles W. Morgan.
May 14, 2014; Updated: 12:07 am
When the Charles W. Morgan is towed into New London this weekend, the world's last wooden whaling ship will arrive at what was once the nation's second-largest whaling port.
May 13, 2014; Updated: 5:20 pm
When the Charles W. Morgan sails from port to port, it will be greeted by throngs of people - and by an exhibit that will follow the whaleship's journey.
May 13, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm
Mystic Seaport assembled a network of foresters, riggers, sailmakers and others to acquire the materials needed to restore the Charles W. Morgan.
May 12, 2014; Updated: 9:20 am
Modern equipment has been added to the Charles W. Morgan for its upcoming voyage but most of it will be removed after the trip is finished, ensuring the ship's historical integrity.
May 12, 2014; Updated: 9:19 am
The Mystic River Historical Society will hold a philatelic event on Saturday from 9 a.m. noon to observe the departure of the restored whaleship Charles W. Morgan as it leaves the village for a tour of historic New England ports this summer.
May 11, 2014; Updated: 9:22 am
When work began in November of 2008 on what would become a multimillion-dollar project to restore the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, there were no plans to sail her again.
May 11, 2014; Updated: 9:36 am
In the broad brush of New London history, 1959 might seem like just yesterday. That was when the Jibboom Club, a fraternity of men from New London County who made a living from the sea, finally disbanded.Many had once served on whaling...
May 11, 2014; Updated: 5:18 pm
Mystic Seaport president Steven C. White tells the story behind the decision to sail the Charles W. Morgan, the last surviving wooden whaling ship.
May 8, 2014; Updated: 9:23 am
Operators of a restored 19th century whaling ship have selected a Maine journalist to live on board the ship during its voyage scheduled for this summer.
May 2, 2014; Updated: 12:50 am
In a lobby space of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, under two enormous whale skeletons that dominate the big space, is an electronic countdown board for the visit this summer by Mystic Seaport’s whaling ship Charles W. Morgan.
April 20, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm
There are vast records in the archives at Mystic Seaport about the Charles W. Morgan, careful record keeping from a ship that sailed the world hunting whales.Most of the records, though, were about the business of the ship, keeping track...
March 21, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm
When Matthew Stackpole talks about the impending voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, he lifts one of his hands in the air, makes a fist and moves it around, simulating a big whaling ship tossed about in the sea.I suspect he is not even aware...
March 11, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am
Shipwright Walt Ansel "sister frames" one of the Mystic Seaport's Beetle whaleboats in the shop at the Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard on Monday. The whaleboat, one Ansel built in 2002 with his father Willits, is in need of repair to...
December 29, 2013; Updated: 11:16 pm
Mystic Seaport has announced that the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, which is nearing the end of its five-year restoration, will leave the museum May 17 for a two-month journey that will take it to historic New England ports.\n
December 19, 2013; Updated: 12:03 am
Riggers Matt Otto, left, and Alex Peacock install the futtock band on the foremast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Wednesday at Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Futtocks are metal rods that are part of the shroud, or rigging,...
November 12, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm
Richard "Kip" Files, newly appointed captain for the whaleship Charles W. Morgan, tours the work ongoing at Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Files made his first visit to the shipyard and the Morgan on Monday.
November 5, 2013; Updated: 3:37 pm
Employees of Mystic Seaport were told Tuesday that Richard “Kip” Files of Rockland, Maine, will lead the 172-year-old wooden whaleship as it sails to historic ports across New England next summer, its first captain in more than 90 years.
October 31, 2013; Updated: 2:11 pm
Mystic Seaport will celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan at the museum by offering free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.Visitors will...
October 17, 2013; Updated: 1:27 pm
With more than 100 people looking on in the Mystic Seaport shipyard this morning, another milestone was reached in the restoration of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan as workers reinstalled the first of the ships three masts.
October 15, 2013; Updated: 12:21 am
Mystic - Mystic Seaport shipyard workers will reinstall the masts on the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan during a ceremony Thursday at 10 a.m.The world's last surviving wooden whaling...
September 8, 2013; Updated: 11:49 pm
Mystic Seaport has begun a search for a captain for the Charles W. Morgan, someone to take command of the freshly restored whaleship for its ceremonial 38th voyage next summer.Why not a woman to take...
September 4, 2013; Updated: 12:21 am
Mystic Seaport, which has been restoring the 172-year-old Charles W. Morgan for the past four years so it can sail to ports across New England next summer, is advertising for a skipper to run the ship leading up to and during its 38th voyage.