Mystic Seaport Launches Historic Whaleship Charles W. Morgan

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Ready for launching – awaiting the crowds

Ship Floats for the First Time Since 2008

Mystic, Conn.—After a nearly five-year restoration in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport, the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan was launched into the waters of the Mystic River today. The ship, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest commercial vessel, was carefully lowered into the water in a public ceremony to float on her own bottom for the first time since 2008.

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