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Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
Description: Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
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New Durham, New Hampshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is an amazing restoration. The history of this vessel is so interesting. If you tour the decks below, be sure to keep your head down if you are taller that 5'5". It is close quarters down there. But the restoration of the crew and captains quarters is complete and very impressive. For us it was truly the highlight of... More

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New York, NY
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93 reviews 93 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

When you come about the Charles W. Morgan you feel like you've gone back to the 19th century whaling vessel. The self guided tour of the ship and below decks shows you how the whalers lived and worked. On board is a knowledgeable interpreter of the ship's history and equipment who was very helpful. It's been restored to excellent condition... More

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Cedarhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

gives an authentic view of what it was like on an historic whaler. Explanations were complete and it's was fun climbing around the ship.

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The History and workmanship of these old Wooden Vessels , brought back to life again ....... The Restoration work is first class and wooden boats from around the world come to Mystic to have there wooden vessels restored by the best in the business , this is a dying trade , which only a few craftsmen still continue this lost... More

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United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely reconstructed ship. Unfortunately we did not get to see her this trip as she was sailing at the time.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a beautiful thing to see the old girl back in shape. Kudos to the restoration team! It was so interesting to see what life would have been like aboard a whaling ship.

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Stonington, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was in Mystic to see the Morgan leave for her summer tour and I was also at the seaport to see her return. It was a fantastic sight to see. We also saw the ship sailing in Fishers Island Sound with all the sails flying. A beautiful sight! Listening to the people who had the chance to be on... More

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Lowell
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Touring the Morgan right after its return from its successful voyager of celebration for its recent restoration was a thrill. The ship has been magnificently restored, and is very well interpreted.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a very old boat that is restored so nicely. It is interesting to take a tour of this old boat!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited whilst at Seaport. You can appreciate how cramped the quarters were.... unless you were the Captain!

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