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Charles W. Morgan arrives home at Mystic Seaport

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The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan passes through the Mystic River Highway drawbridge enroute to Mystic Seaport Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf marks the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan passes through the Mystic River Highway drawbridge enroute to Mystic Seaport Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf marks the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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Spectators on a floating dock watch as the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan passes enroute to Mystic Seaport Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf marks the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

Spectators on a floating dock watch as the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan passes enroute to Mystic Seaport Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf marks the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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Spectators on the Mystic Seaport waterfront watch as the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan passes enroute to Chubb's Wharf Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf marks the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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Spectators on the Mystic Seaport waterfront watch as the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan is turned in to dock at Chubb's Wharf Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf marks the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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Spectators on the Mystic Seaport waterfront watch as the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan is turned in to dock at Chubb's Wharf Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf marks the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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Spectators on the Mystic Seaport waterfront walk to the dockside welcoming ceremony for the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf marks the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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Richard "Kip" Files, captain of The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan, chats will well-wishers on the pier as she ship prepares to depart City Pier in New London Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf will mark the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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Chief Mate Sam Sikkema watches from the fore mast shrouds as the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan departs City Pier in New London Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf will mark the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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Third mate Rocky Hadler scrambles up a Jacob's Ladder to board the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan departing City Pier in New London Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf will mark the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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A small crowd on the pier watch as the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan departs City Pier in New London Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf will mark the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan departs City Pier in New London Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf will mark the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan passes General Dynamics Electric Boat after departing City Pier in New London Wednesday, August 6, 2014 on the final leg of this summer's historic 38th Voyage. The arrival at Mystic Seaport's Chubb's Wharf will mark the official end of the voyage that took the Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark to six New England ports and sailing among whales at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod.

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