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Whaling

The Charles W. Morgan 1841 whaling ship. Photo courtesy of Mystic Seaport.

Historic Whaling Ship Departure Delayed

The 1841 whaling ship Charles W. Morgan’s departure from New London has been delayed because of weather.

06/13/2014

The Charles W. Morgan passes through the railroad bridge on the Mystic River on May 17, 2014 (Courtesy Mystic Seaport)

Morgan Leaves Mystic On 38th Voyage

For the first time in more than 72 years, the Charles W. Morgan has sailed from Mystic Seaport, headed out on a nearly three-month journey to historic ports in Southern New England.

05/17/2014

Icelandic whalers cut open a 35-ton fin whale. (Getty Images)

Conservationists Angry Over Icelandic Beer Said To Contain Whale Parts

Icelandic brewery says people who drink it become “true Vikings.”

01/09/2014

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

Schools Will Teach State’s Whaling History

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.

04/18/2012