Charles W. Morgan relaunched on 172nd birthday

Published on July 22nd, 2013

After a nearly five-year restoration in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport, the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan was launched into the waters of the Mystic River on Sunday, July 21. The ship, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest commercial vessel, was carefully lowered into the water in a public ceremony to float on her own bottom for the first time since 2008. Click here for full report and video.

Editor’s note: This report originally stated it was the 142nd birthday.

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