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This is a portal to the FIRE Project. Its primary purpose is to chart the history of the Charles W Morgan which is the last surviving squared-rigged whaleship, built in 1841. The Morgan moved to its current location at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut USA in November 1941. Work began in 2008 on a major restoration that aims to return the Morgan to full sailing condition, to make a Restoration Voyage along the coast of New England in 2013. The first stage in developing this portal will be to post all the historic news relating to the Morgan and then to follow in real-time. In the process, this portal will also consider whaling in history and whaling today.

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