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Charles W. Morgan

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

Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

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Well preserved wooden whaling ship from 1841

I went aboard this well preserved whaling ship during my visit to the mystic Sea port. It was a fascinating experience to see firsthand the inside of a real whaling ship. We saw... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Debasish K
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went aboard this well preserved whaling ship during my visit to the mystic Sea port. It was a fascinating experience to see firsthand the inside of a real whaling ship. We saw the captain's quarter, the sailors bunk are all well preserved. The deck level has the brick layered furnace for melting the blubber. Below is a floor with... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

learn a lot about how life was on a whaling ship so many years ago. it was a tough life. we visit it anbd learn a lot about what they had to do to make a living and be away for years at a time. some never made it back home. recomend this for people of all ages. then see... More 

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The CWM was in dry dock when we visited the seaport but while the main work taking place was on its hull, it was fantastic that a wooden staircase was erected so that visitors could still experience the interior of the ship! The climb is worth it unless you're deathly afraid of heights. The view from the top was amazing... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

A magnificent vessel from the 1880s that opens it's hatches for special events to sleep aboard (berth)! Great shanty lessons, and life aboard demos by wonderful dedicated staff and volunteers. Worth the trip to the area all by itself!

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Great Neck, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Touring the ship was so informative and exciting! Learned how the sailors lived, what their daily jobs were, and the guides were amazing with their knowledge.

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Adams, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous restoration, studious docents and amazing reenactors. This is a must for every New Englander's vacation or casual visit.

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Ludlow, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Go aboard and see what the sailors of that age went through. Although the seas may be calm when you are there you can see and imagine what it must have been like to be aboard this whaler. Watch whale boat demonstrations and ask questions of the volunteers that are there to help. Great experience.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Visited the Mystic Seaport the other day and went on the Charles W. Morgan ship that is docked there. They have a info guide talking to you about the ship and tells you some interesting stories.

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Thomaston, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I was so excited to go on this ship. It was so cool to see how it was back in the old days on a sailing ship. I found out after my visit from YouTube that the ship is haunted. They don't tell you that there. Lol.

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toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

a fantastic tall whaling ship that is the highlight of the Mystic Seaport. The ship is outfitted as it would have been in the mid-nineteenth century when it was active. Watching the crew climb the rigging to prepare the sails and work on the ship clearly demonstrates the hard work and danger that were part of everyday life on this... More 

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