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Charles W. Morgan
« on: February 10, 2014, 04:08:48 PM »
Just a reminder that the Charles W. Morgan will be setting off on her 38th voyage this year - her first since 1941. This is a great landmark achievement - and from what I've read - her 5 year restoration that finished last year in Mystic goes down as one of most historically complete ones ever undertaken. She visits a number of ports between New London and Boston. I visited her several times at Mystic when she was being restored - amazing to see a wood ship of such size/tonnage being worked on. There will be lots of places to see and board her over the course of the voyage:

May 17: Charles W. Morgan departs Mystic Seaport for New London, CT.

May 24 - June 1: City Pier, New London, CT.

June 17: Newportís Fort Adams State Park.

June 21 - 24: Vineyard Havenís Tisbury Wharf.

June 28 - July 6: New Bedford: The Charles W. Morgan will dock at State Pier and will open to the public from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

June 28: Official New Bedford Homecoming Ceremony

Opening of the Morgan and Traveling Dockside Exhibitions

Evening Gala at State Pier (ticketed event)

June 29, Sunday

Ecumenical Service at Seamanís Bethel

Boat Parade in New Bedford Harbor

Whaleboat Races

June 30 -  July 3:

Summer Camp for New Bedford Students

Whaling History Symposium

Friday, July 4

Fireworks and 4th of July Celebration

July 5:

New Bedford Folk Festival

Cape Verdean Independence Day Parade

Regattas and Whaleboat Races

July 6:

New Bedford Folk Festival

Official Closing Ceremony

Bon Voyage Party

July 12 - 14: Day sails on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in collaboration with NOAA.

July 18 - 22: Bostonís Charlestown Navy Yard berthed next to the USS Constitution.

July 26 - 27: Massachusetts Maritime Academy for the centennial celebration of the opening of the Cape Cod Canal.

August 9: Welcome home celebration upon the Charles W. Morgan return to Mystic Seaport.
 

More info see:

http://www.whalingmuseum.org/programs/charles-w-morgan/new-bedford-homecoming