World’s Last Wooden-Hulled Whaling Ship Gets Underway After 73 Year Hiatus

Rob Almeida
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May 18, 2014

Passing by the Mystic highway bridge, image courtesy Mystic Seaport

The world’s last remaining wooden-hulled whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan got underway this weekend after spending the past 73 years up the Mystic River in Connecticut. The ship is en route to New London, the first port of a three-month-long New England cruise.

ABS’ Stephen Gumpel was there this weekend to witness the occasion and shared with us the following video:

Charles W. Morgan Heads to Sea Once More from on Vimeo.

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