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Morgan shaping up

Published February 02. 2013 4:00AM   Updated February 02. 2013 11:29AM
Sean D. Elliot/The Day
Workers at the Mystic Seaport H.B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard install a new hull plank Friday on the port side of the Charles W. Morgan, a 19th century whaling ship, as part of a five-year restoration project. The plank was heated in a giant steam cabinet to make it pliable to be fitted to the curve of the hull for the installation. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship remaining and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence, as well as a National Historic Landmark, is slated to be relaunched on July 21 and embark on its 38th voyage, a tour of historic New England ports, in the spring of 2014.

Work continues at the Mystic Seaport H.B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard on the Charles W. Morgan, a 19th century whaling ship, as part of a five-year restoration project.

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