Hammering on the Morgan

Shipwrights Matt Barnes, left, and Jamie Kirschner work to install the port side bow hawsepipe Tuesday on the whaleship Charles W. Morgan at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, was re-launched in July of 2013 and will embark on its 38th voyage, a tour of historic New England ports, this summer.


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