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Address: Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
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Description: Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

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It is great that they fixed and renovated this wonderful ship. It really is bringing history to life and especially great for young children who should see part of the history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It is great that they fixed and renovated this wonderful ship. It really is bringing history to life and especially great for young children who should see part of the history of New England

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This historic gem is a must see. The extremely capable staff/crew provide a wonderfully detailed history of the ship and some demonstrations of working with the rigging.

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Bronx, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was wonderful to see the Charles W. Morgan back at Mystic Seaport. They overhauled it and have brought it back to it's original beauty. It was joy to go aboard again.

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Westchester County, New York
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32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This one of a kind whaling ship was painstakingly restored. It's a beauty. Imagine yourself on a whaling crew, listen to a chanty, take in the sites and sounds.

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Morganton, Georgia, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting history of whaling ships. These men worked under deplorable conditions for months on end.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Even though everything else at Mystic Seaport is interesting and worth seeing, The Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship IS the reason for paying an admission to the Seaport...IMO. :) Touring the ship and hearing the ships history from the on board guide really gives a perspective on Whaling in the 1800s. The novel Moby Dick misses the mark by a... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I love the Mystic Seaport so much I became a member. Since I am a local, we spend many Friday afternoons at the Tavern there, sitting outside and drinking Dark and Stormy's, a marvelous concoction of ginger been and spiced rum! Add the view of the CW Morgan, the sun, water and warm friendship and it is a perfect way... More 

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Latham, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We watched as it was restored, visiting annually to see the progress. We missed it's launch last summer but enjoyed seeing it back in Mystic Seaport this summer. It's a beautiful ship and the last of the whaling ships of it's time still in service. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful and will answer your questions. Great for people of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My wife has Morgans in her family tree. To be on a namesake ship was a treat for her. I could not believe men would spend three to five years in such small quarters.

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Seaford, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is the last wooden whaling boat left in the world! You are granted almost complete access to boat and the staff on board are so knowledgable and friendly. We visited twice and learned something new each time. Great for history buffs!

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Address: Address: Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic

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