Charles W. Morgan: The 38th Voyage
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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.
Chris Cox, former development director at Mystic Seaport who died Friday after a stroke at age 71, was remembered Monday as a man who relished a challenge, gave freely of himself and was a visionary who enjoyed raising money for good causes.
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UPDATED: Matt Lauer, the longtime co-host of NBC’s "Today" show, is slated to be in New London around 11 a.m. Monday as he rides his bike 230 miles over five days from Boston to the show’s studio in New York City to mark the inaugural Red Nose Day in the United States.
The Stonington Historical Society will host a presentation on Feb. 26 by Mystic Seaport President Steve White who will discuss the restoration of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan and its 38th voyage last summer.
Although Mystic Seaport will be closed to closed to general visitors from Jan 2 to Feb 13, it will offer a new weekend behind-the-scenes tour \nof the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan and the museum shipyard this winter.
The masts of the tall ships Joseph Conrad and Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport stood out against the light reflected from low clouds and rain Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, today will be partly sunny with a high of 55 degrees.
From the large crowds that cheered it on from the banks of the Mystic River as it set out on its first trip in almost a century to sailing among whales in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, this summer’s voyage of the Charles W. Morgan was better than anyone expected.
The Charles W. Morgan is home. The world’s last wooden whaling ship, which set off on a tour of historic New England ports in May, was eased into Chubb’s Wharf at Mystic Seaport by two tugboats just past 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Mystic Seaport staff along with crew of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan stack bars of steel ballast on pallets to be lifted out of the hold during the process of removing ballast and rigging Monday aboard the ship docked at City Pier in New London.
The whaling ship arrived with little fanfare Wednesday morning at City Pier, the last stop before it returns home to Mystic Seaport. The ship arrived at the pier at 2 a.m., eight hours ahead of its estimated arrival time.
Mystic Seaport and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center on Friday announced receipt of a $30,095 grant from Connecticut Humanities to support a project called Connecticut Indian Whalers: Work, Community, and Life at Sea.
The excitement on deck of the big whaling ship was palpable Saturday as some of the whales first came into sight, doing the things whales do: breaching, spouting, spouting quite loudly, actually, feeding, mouths open, and showing a lot of whale tail.
The crew of a whaleboat from the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan rows toward a feeding humpback whale on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod, Mass., on Friday. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out today and Sunday onto the sanctuary, which is a popular whale-watching destination.
Amid signs that travelers are loosening the purse strings, tourism operators in the region are poised for a third straight “up” season this summer.\nNot even the prospect of $4-a-gallon gasoline is expected to spoil the party.
Charles W. Morgan: The 38th Voyage VIDEOS
After a memorable, 2 1/2-month tour of New England ports, the whaleship Charles W. Morgan is scheduled to pull away from New London's City Pier this afternoon and return to Mystic Seaport Museum, the final leg of its historic 38th voyage.We join the ...