Sunday, July 21, 2013

Historic Re-Launch of the Charles W. Morgan

The Morgan, a National Historic Landmark built in 1841, is the oldest American commercial ship still afloat. The whaling ship has been undergoing a comprehensive restoration in the Mystic Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard since November, 2008.  The Morgan was relaunched today and christened by Sarah Bullard, the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles W. Morgan (the ship bears her ancestors name).  Click below for a link to a news article by "The Day" of New London.

Since Mystic is our homeport, we got to partake in the day's festivities!
Mystic Seaport

Ships on the Mystic River

The crowd has assembled and waiting patiently

The lady in dark blue is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles W. Morgan and about to christen the ship

The ship's keel is in the water!

The "Morgan" has been launched

The exodus of spectators has begun

A spectacular sunset for an historic day

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