|Launch Ceremony attended by many|
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ric Burns (not sure if he is related to the well-known Ken Burns) gave the keynote address.
More about the launch and facts and video about the restoration process, can be seen at the Mystic Seaport website.
The New York Times, Hartford Courant, and The Washington Post also carried news of the launch, this past weekend.
A touching and significant part of the launch ceremony was the breaking of the bottle on the bow of the C. W. Morgan by Sarah Bullard, the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Waln Morgan, the original owner. The bottle was not filled with champagne. Instead, it contained waters gathered from each of the seas traveled by the Charles W. Morgan on her various whaling voyages.
Another notable fact is that the C. W. Morgan's whaleboats were contracted out to various boat yards around the country. One of these is the highly-esteemed wooden boat builder Gannon & Benjamin, of Vineyard Haven.
|Gannon & Benjamin's whaleboat for the C.W. Morgan|
You can follow news updates of the Charles W. Morgan over the coming year, at the Mystic Seaport website.