“for a castle in the clouds.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton
The Charles W. Morgan, the last of an American whaling fleet that once numbered more than 2,700 vessels, lies at rest in New London, Connecticut, first stop of her 38th voyage, made in celebration of her complete restoration. Capable of carrying approximately 13,000 square feet of sail when fully rigged, the classic whaler departed from her home berth at Mystic Seaport and headed up the coast of New England to ports of call including Newport, Boston and New Bedford, where she was originally launched in 1841. Weather permiting, she is scheduled to return to Mystic Seaport on August 9.
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Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2014