Candle Factory Lecture Series: Matthew Stackpole

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Tuesday May 15

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6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 15
6:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
$15 per person
$5 for NHA Members
Gosnell Hall, Whaling Museum

Join us for this illustrated talk by Mystic Seaport's Morgan Historian: Matthew Stackpole.

The Charles W. Morgan is the last of an American whaling fleet that numbered more than 2,700 vessels. Built and launched in 1841, the Morgan is now America's oldest commercial ship still afloat -- only the USS Constitution is older.

The whaleship was designated a National Historic Landmark by order of the Secretary of the Interior in 1966, and she is also a recipient of the coveted World Ship Trust Award.

At Mystic Seaport the Charles W. Morgan has been given a new lease on life; however, her future vitality depends on continual preservation. The whaleship was re-launched July 21, 2013, and left Mystic Seaport May 17, 2014, to embark on her 38th Voyage to historic ports of New England.

The nearly three-month journey raised awareness of America's maritime heritage and called attention to issues of ocean sustainability and conservation. The ship returned for her voyage August 6, 2014, and has resumed her role as an exhibit and the flagship of the Museum.

Contact: Yeshe Palmo
Phone: (508) 228-1894 ext. 112

Location Details
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street