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It’s a whale of a repair job

Mystic’s Charles W. Morgan may sail again

Cullen Barkauskas, 6, of Berwyn, Pa., peered into the crew’s living quarters from the deck of the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whale ship in the world, which is undergoing restoration at Mystic Seaport. Cullen Barkauskas, 6, of Berwyn, Pa., peered into the crew’s living quarters from the deck of the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whale ship in the world, which is undergoing restoration at Mystic Seaport. (Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe)
By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / August 10, 2009

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MYSTIC, Conn. - As the crew of the Charles W. Morgan sailed off the coast of the Azores in the 1890s in search of whales, two seamen descended into the crew quarters of the 113-foot wooden craft and returned topside with a cutlass sword. They weren’t preparing to slice off blubber from a recent catch. These men figured they’d had ... (Full article: 1012 words)

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