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The 39th Voyage

The Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest surviving merchant vessel, will take her 38th voyage this summer — and her first in more than 93 years — following a $10 million, five-year renovation. The Morgan will visit historic ports of call throughout New England, including New London, Newport, New Bedford and Boston.

Book offers exploration of America's 'Great Maritime Museums'

Shipwrights at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard work on the whaleship Charles W. Morgan on March 28, 2012.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Historian discusses past, future of maritime museums.

Mystic Seaport President Steve White to retire

Mystic Seaport President Steve White, right, and other officials wave to crowds on shore May 17, 2014, in Noank as the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan is towed from Mystic to New London, Conn., to begin its 38th voyage. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship, a National Historic Landmark, traveled to several New England ports that summer. White has announced he will be retiring in 2020. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Steve White, who has led Mystic Seaport Museum from the depths of the recession through the triumphs of the Charles W. Morgan voyage and opening of the dramatic Thompson Exhibit Building, announced Tuesday he will retire next year.

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