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Charles W. Morgan

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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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Hey, It's a Whaling Ship

The Morgan is a nicely restored whaling ship. Visitors can walk the top deck and one deck down but not the actual hold where casks of whale oil would have been stored. The horror... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Morgan is a nicely restored whaling ship. Visitors can walk the top deck and one deck down but not the actual hold where casks of whale oil would have been stored. The horror of whaling is glazed over, but it's all there if you pay attention. It's like walking the deck of the Pequod. The stoves for cooking down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

the history is great, so much information. the history was fantastic and the idea of whaling is just fastinating to me and my family.

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Stow, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A real old whaling ship. The interpreter on board will explain how everything worked, how the whaling business operated, and what life was like for the whalers and sailors -- which you'll learn lots about at the other boats and buildings at the Seaport, also.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This ship was very interesting with lots of details. The shop is free with your admission to the Mystic Seaport (it is an exhibit inside). Certainly good to take your time in this.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It's just been refurbished,taking 10 years to complete. It's at the Mystic Seaport found by a couple of men from Mystic. It's a great tour of the old ship in the wonderful town of Mystic, CT. Therre are mnay other ships there so it makes a great afternoon visit.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Once inside the Mystic Seaport, this ship is one of the various attractions. The staff is very knowledgeable and eager to share information. They will not bother you if you are looking to just poke around. Once you engage one of the staff members, they will answer questions and elaborate as to share their knowledge. It is an interesting attraction... More 

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A working, wooden, sail boat / fishing vessel. They have is open for you to explore many of the rooms, with tour guides, pictures, and exhibits to give you a sense of life at sea on a whaling vessel. The woodwork is amazing and you may even get the chance to work the ropes with one of the guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our kids could spend hours pretending and exploring this ship. What a wonderful piece of history, right in our back yard.

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were lucky enough to see the CHARLES W MORGAN under sail during the 38th voyage and go aboard her. She has an amazing history to tell, and as you wander her decks you marvel at where she's been and what she's seen. She's not a replica, but the real thing. Learning from the guides on board, you appreciate how... More 

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Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

great tour of the ship and surrounding village. There for the Mayflower replica. Tours only offered on both til early February, then it is closed for the season.

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