FIRE Project update


Readers will have noticed changes in the presentation of our news and information portals this year.

Since January, we have been testing various items of new software and modifications. This work is nearing conclusion.

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Historic Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Sails for First Time in Nearly 100 Years











National Historic Landmark Vessel Completes Sea Trial for 38th voyage


MYSTIC, Conn. (June 7, 2014) — The 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan sailed for the first time in almost a century  on Saturday, June 7, on the first day of sea trials for her 38th Voyage. The ship cast off from City Pier in New London at 9:30 a.m. and proceeded out onto Long Island Sound, where she spent the day conducting sail training drills and maneuvers. She returned to New London at 3:30 p.m.

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Historic Ship Charles W. Morgan Arrives in New London, Conn. to Begin 38th Voyage











Ship Leaves Mystic Seaport for the First Time Since 1941


MYSTIC, Conn. (May 17, 2014) — The Charles W. Morgan, a National Historic Landmark vessel and the last wooden whaleship in the world, departed Mystic Seaport to begin her 38th Voyage on Saturday, May 17. The ship was towed down the Mystic River and over to nearby New London, Conn., the first stop on what will be a nearly three month journey to historic ports in Southern New England.

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FIRE Project Link Changes


The FIRE Project public access portals are beginning to display hyperlinks to related information in a new format.

In line with Project policy set at the start of the project in 1995, all established URLs will continue to operate.

This is a housekeeping operation to prepare the Project’s public access portals for system enhancements that will begin introduction from December 2013.

A key to hyperlinks formats will be added to each portal as navigation information.









Conrad Natzio

Craig Speller