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Schools Will Teach State’s Whaling History

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Photo Credit: Charles W. Morgan (Courtesy Mystic Seaport)

Photo Credit: Charles W. Morgan (Courtesy Mystic Seaport)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other lawmakers are announcing that the academic year beginning in September 2013 will be dedicated to the Charles W. Morgan, an historic Connecticut whaling ship.

Malloy will join state lawmakers and Stephen White, the president of the Mystic Seaport museum, to announce the dedication during a Wednesday afternoon news conference at the state Capitol.

During the 2013-to-2014 academic year, Connecticut students will learn more about the state’s history involving the whaling industry, as well as its maritime tradition.

The Charles W. Morgan is the last remaining wooden ship of its kind. Next summer, the ship, which is being restored, will embark on a tour of historic Northeast ports.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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