A 21st Century Sail on a 19th Century Whaleship

Sunday, March 1st at 7pm at the Jackson Public Library

Two Days Before the Mast: A 21st Century Sail on a 19th Century Whaleship

Built in New Bedford, Mass., in 1841, the Charles W. Morgan is the only surviving wooden whaling ship in the world and the oldest wooden merchant ship in America.

Following a multi-year restoration by Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Conn., the Morgan sailed this past summer, for the first time since 1941. The valley’s own Rob Burbank was aboard for one leg of that sail. Join him for a photographic presentation of the Morgan’s historic return to her home port. This will take place at the Jackson Public Library beginning at 7:00pm on Sunday March 1st. The program is free and open to the public but donations are gratefully accepted to offset speaker fees.

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