The Charles Morgan Journey


By Michael Johnson

The Resident

The Charles W. Morgan, a staple of Mystic seaport  is the last wooden whale ship in the world.  It  began it’s 38th voyage on Saturday.

The ship was towed to nearby New London, its first stop of a three-month-long trip to historic ports in New England.

The Morgan was built in 1841.  It has been docked at Mystic Seaport since 1941. On Saturday, The Morgan was guided  down the Mystic River by a tugboat. See more pictures on our Facebook page.  It was then pulled through Fishers Island and up the Thames River to New London, where it will dock at City Pier.

The Morgan will remain in New London until June 7. its next stop will be Newport Rhode Island, and then on to the ships port of origin, New Bedford Massachusetts.  The ships journey can be tracked on the mystic seaports website.