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Mystic Seaport: A Virtual Photo Tour

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Climb Aboard the Charles W. Morgan
Mystic Seaport Charles W. Morgan

Climb aboard the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whale ship.

(c) 2004 Kim Knox Beckius
Climbing aboard the Charles W. Morgan, the world's last surviving wooden whaleship, is a quintessential Mystic Seaport experience. It's one of the first things most visitors to the Mystic, Connecticut, attraction do when they arrive. Not only can you stand on deck, you can go below and see the crew's quarters and the blubber room.

The Charles W. Morgan, a National Historic Landmark, is one of more than 500 historic vessels owned by Mystic Seaport. Not all are on display, of course, but visitors can also get an up-close look at the Joseph Conrad, a full-rigged 1882 training ship, and the L.A. Dunton, the last surviving example of an early 20th-century New England fishing boat. In season, you can also book passage aboard Sabino, the only coal-fired passenger ship still in operation, for a leisurely cruise along the Mystic River.

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