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Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Mystic
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Landmarks
Owner description: Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.
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Type: Ships, Landmarks
Owner description: Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Excellent demo of the hauling up of the "yard". Interactive if you wanted to take part in a bit! Didn't get to look over the whole ship.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The sole remaining American whaleship-an important part of both our mercantile and civil history. It is now floating !

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Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I first visited the Morgan when she was imbeded in cement in Mystic Seaport. The hull needed work. The most amazing part of the visit was the number of sailor docents who sailed on the old wood boats as Able Bodied Seamen. The saw it all coming and going.

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NYC suburbs
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It's an old ship. Cool to see what those ships were like but not a whole lot to actually see and do. Not to mention, it's only 25% original at most, so really it's like going on a giant model.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Please go around the Charles Morgan You will find the real Museum. The Saiul Maker, the General store, blacsmith, instrunents etc etc

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Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Demonstration of climbing the mast by a group of college students from a local college. Also, students singing Shipping / Boating songs.

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

But could be better...yes, it's interesting to see how people lived and worked aboard whaling vessels but wouldn't it be better to TELL people instead ignoring them while they hunt for the few signs posted? The signs were well done and interesting to read but still feel they leave something to be desired.

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was the highlight of the trip to Mystic. Having come from a place where whales to this day are hauled up on the beach for personal use by Inupiaq Native Americans in Arctic Alaska, I was again to witness the deep Yankee tradition of Whaling with ships. It is something of a marvel to see first hand the surviving... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I liked the chance to see the living conditions of the crew and Captain on an actual whaler of the 1800's.....It would have been nice to have included personal items, dinnerware, silverware , clothing etc...

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Tavernier, Florida
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290 reviews 290 reviews
123 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Has been kept up somewhat. Very interesting history and part of the Old Mystic Seaport attractions. Interesting that the employees acted the parts of the time.

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