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(FB Photos)   Oldest commercial ship in the country, the only surviving 19th century whaleship. Huzzah to my friends in the shipyard. Nice job   ( divider line
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2013-07-19 09:35:20 AM  
9 months, including a strike, to build her. 5 fine more years to rebuild her in this effort. She isn't pretty, but she is robust and tugs at your emotions.
2013-07-19 10:34:46 AM  
2013-07-19 02:03:35 PM  
How will she sail on the moon?
2013-07-19 03:18:01 PM  
The last active whaling station in the country was at Point Molate, Richmond California (closed in 1971).

My 6th grade teacher had gone there and brought some whale baleen to class and passed pieces out asking us to guess what it was. Weird stuff. Hard, plastic-like glossy black that turned into strands on one side.

I don't think anyone guessed right.
2013-07-19 06:17:24 PM  
Ah, the John W. Morgan happy hour.
I remember when he replaced Henry Blake.
2013-07-19 07:53:35 PM  
Subby should post this and a little backstory to sailing anarchy

//nice ship
2013-07-19 09:32:38 PM  
So is it gonna be on the next season of Whale Whores?
2013-07-19 11:34:47 PM  
that vessel is gorgeous. thank you for sharing the pic, subby.
2013-07-20 02:36:54 AM  
For those of you who have no idea what that was a picture of  -- The Charles W. Morgan originally out of New Bedford just had $7 million in repairs to safeguard her for the next 30 years, or until the captain tries to run her through a hurricane.
2013-07-20 09:23:01 AM  
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2013-07-20 01:13:50 PM  
The Morgan! I was aboard her when I was about 7, and fell in love with ships. Then I boarded USS Constitution, and wow, I was set for life. Good on her.
2013-07-20 08:26:42 PM  
Ah, from the photo I did not recognize her!

My family visited Mystic when I was a kid, 40 years ago. The Charles W Morgan seemed like an important piece of history when I was small.

Good job, people!
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