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Mast reinstalled on the Morgan

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Staff at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard watch as the foremast is lowered the final inches into place on the mast step in the hold of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 17, 2013. The foremast will be the first of the ship's three masts to be stepped as the ship is fitted with its standing rig (the rigging that supports the masts and spars) this fall. The main and mizzen masts will be stepped later this month or early next month.

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Staff at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard prepare the foremast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan to be "stepped" Thursday, October 17, 2013. The foremast will be the first of the ship's three masts to be stepped as the ship is fitted with its standing rig (the rigging that supports the masts and spars) this fall. The main and mizzen masts will be stepped later this month or early next month.

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Three silver dollar coins, from left, 1941, 1841 and 2013, on display as shipwrights at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard prepare to "step" the foremast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 17, 2013. Each coin will be placed beneath a mast in a maritime good luck tradition. The 1841 coin went under the foremast today.

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Staff at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard lash the shrouds together as they prepare to "step" the foremast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 17, 2013. The foremast will be the first of the ship's three masts to be stepped as the ship is fitted with its standing rig (the rigging that supports the masts and spars) this fall.

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Mystic Seaport Director of Communications Dan McFadden, right, hands one of three coins, a 1941 Walking Liberty U.S. Silver Half Dollar, to Dylan Conforti, 9, to place under the foremast as shipwrights at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard prepare to "step" the mast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 17, 2013. The coins will be placed beneath a mast in a maritime good luck tradition.

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Dylan Conforti, 9, places an 1841 U.S. Sliver Dollar atop the mast step for the foremast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan as staff at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard prepare to "step" the mast Thursday, October 17, 2013. The coin is the first of three that will be placed beneath a masts in a maritime good luck tradition.

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An 1941 Walking Liberty U.S. Sliver Half Dollar rests atop the mast step for the foremast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan after being placed there by Dylan Conforti, 9, as staff at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard prepare to "step" the mast Thursday, October 17, 2013. The coin is the first of three that will be placed beneath a masts in a maritime good luck tradition.

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A crane begins to lift the foremast as staff at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard "step" the foremast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 17, 2013. The foremast will be the first of the ship's three masts to be stepped as the ship is fitted with its standing rig (the rigging that supports the masts and spars) this fall.

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Mystic Seaport Lead Rigger Matt Otto signals the crane operator to lift the foremast into the air as staff at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard "step" the foremast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 17, 2013. The foremast will be the first of the ship's three masts to be stepped as the ship is fitted with its standing rig (the rigging that supports the masts and spars) this fall.

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Matt Otto, left, and Alex Peacock, riggers at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard guide the mast into place as they "step" the foremast of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Thursday, October 17, 2013. The foremast will be the first of the ship's three masts to be stepped as the ship is fitted with its standing rig (the rigging that supports the masts and spars) this fall.

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