Charles W. Morgan Sets Sail

MYSTIC-6/15/14- Kip files, Captain of the Charles W. Morgan, watches his crew set sails from his aft position Sunday afternoon during  the ship's first cruise in close to 100 years. As the wind freshened the captain ordered all sails set including the Royal, located at the very top of the mainmast. this is the first time the royal has been flown. The Morgan is heading from New London to Newport on th efirts leg of the ship's New England journey. The Morgan is the last wooden whaling ship in the world and has undergone a 5-year $12 million restoration and this is the first sail.  STEPHEN DUNN|sdunn@courant.com

( STEPHEN DUNN / Hartford Courant / June 11, 2014 )

MYSTIC-6/15/14- Kip files, Captain of the Charles W. Morgan, watches his crew set sails from his aft position Sunday afternoon during the ship's first cruise in close to 100 years. As the wind freshened the captain ordered all sails set including the Royal, located at the very top of the mainmast. this is the first time the royal has been flown. The Morgan is heading from New London to Newport on th efirts leg of the ship's New England journey. The Morgan is the last wooden whaling ship in the world and has undergone a 5-year $12 million restoration and this is the first sail. STEPHEN DUNN|sdunn@courant.com

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