The pride of Mystic Seaport, the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, which will be launched on 21 July this summer. This photo was taken a couple of days ago.
There they are, the whaleboat from the Apprenticeshop which left Maine on 16 June, coming up the Mystic River in the craft that these students have built to donate to Mystic Seaport’s Charles W. Morgan. Despite all days out at sea and hitting bad weather at the last leg, the crew rowed up the river in good spirit and style. Photo: Dan McFadden.
The whaleboat is escorted in to Mystic Seaport by the Museum’s own whaleboat crew, seen on the port side of the Apprenticeshop’s boat.
Below are some of the whaleboats that were already at the Museum: