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Work continues on the Charles W. Morgan

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Mystic Seaport riggers Matt Otto, left, and Alex Peacock wrap tarred marline around a length of wire rope rigging for the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 11, 2012. The Morgan is less than a year away from the planned launch after a complete restoration of the ship to sailing condition. Built in New Bedford in 1841, the Morgan is the last wooden whaleship surviving in the world and is a National Historic Landmark. Otto, the seaport's lead rigger, says some 200 or 300 feet of the Morgan's 7000 feet of rigging have been restored to date.

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John Day, a shipwright at the H.B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport in Stonington, carves a notch in a "hanging knee" structural support in the hold of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 11, 2012. The Morgan is less than a year away from the planned launch after a complete restoration of the ship to sailing condition. Built in New Bedford in 1841, the Morgan is the last wooden whaleship surviving in the world and is a National Historic Landmark.

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John Day, a shipwright at the H.B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport in Stonington, uses a chisel to carve a notch in a "hanging knee" structural support in the hold of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 11, 2012. The Morgan is less than a year away from the planned launch after a complete restoration of the ship to sailing condition. Built in New Bedford in 1841, the Morgan is the last wooden whaleship surviving in the world and is a National Historic Landmark.

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John Day, a shipwright at the H.B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport in Stonington, blows away the loose wood chips as he carves a notch in a "hanging knee" structural support in the hold of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 11, 2012. The Morgan is less than a year away from the planned launch after a complete restoration of the ship to sailing condition. Built in New Bedford in 1841, the Morgan is the last wooden whaleship surviving in the world and is a National Historic Landmark.

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John Day, a shipwright at the H.B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport in Stonington, puts his shoulder into the effort as he pushes a "hanging knee" structural support into position to check the fit in the hold of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 11, 2012. The Morgan is less than a year away from the planned launch after a complete restoration of the ship to sailing condition. Built in New Bedford in 1841, the Morgan is the last wooden whaleship surviving in the world and is a National Historic Landmark.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Mystic Seaport riggers Matt Otto, left, and Alex Peacock wrap tarred marline around a length of wire rope rigging for the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 11, 2012. The Morgan is less than a year away from the planned launch after a complete restoration of the ship to sailing condition. Built in New Bedford in 1841, the Morgan is the last wooden whaleship surviving in the world and is a National Historic Landmark. Otto, the seaport's lead rigger, says some 200 or 300 feet of the Morgan's 7000 feet of rigging have been restored to date.