U.S. Senate Names Charles W. Morgan Ship as “Ambassador to the Whales”

Thu, 07/18/2013 (All day)

S.RES.183 — Commemorating the relaunching of the 172-year-old Charles W. Morgan by Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea.

The U.S. Senate passed S.RES.183 — Commemorating the Relaunching of the 172-year-old Charles W. Morgan by Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea on July 17, 2013. Sen.Richard Blumenthal introduced the resolution, which was co-sponsored by Sen. Chris Murphy and ten others.

The Charles W. Morgan – a National Historic Landmark vessel, the only remaining wooden whaleship in the world, and the oldest commercial vessel in the United States – will be relaunched July 21, 2013 after undergoing an extensive five year restoration in Mystic Seaport‘sHenry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. The Mystic Seaport plans for the Morgan to embark on a ceremonial 38th voyage in June 2014, serving as “Ambassador’ to the world’s whales and to the world’s whaling heritage”.

Image of Charles W. Morgan courtesy of Mystic Seaport, which holds rights to the image. Dennis Murphy photographer.

Charles W. Morgan.  Image courtesy of Mystic Seaport. Dennis Murphy, photographer

 

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