In this video, deckhand Cassie shows us what it looks like to climb atop the main mast of the world’s most historic whaling ship, the Charles W. Morgan.
Charles W. Morgan is the United States’ oldest commercial vessel and the world’s last surviving wooden whaling ship. Now a National Historic Landmark, she was originally built in 1841 in New Bedford, MA and had 37 successful voyages throughout her 80-year whaling career before retiring in 1921.
This summer, the Morgan is in the midst of its 38th voyage to ports up and down the northeast following an extensive $15 million restoration at the Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.
The whaleship is currently tied up next to the USS Constitution at the Boston National Historical Park at the Charlestown Navy Yard and is open for tours. More about the Charles W. Morgan and its history can be found at the Mystic Seaport website, HERE.