Charles W. Morgan, Mystic Seaport,
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Among the many displays at Mystic Seaport, renowned for its maritime village and working craftspeople, is the ship Charles W. Morgan, last of the nineteenth-century wooden whaling vessels. Connected with this ship are information and displays noting the role of Connecticut’s African Americans in the state’s important maritime industries. Studies have shown that in addition to African Americans, Native Americans and other diverse groups made up 50 percent of whaling crews in the 1840s. The Charles W. Morgan is a National Historic Landmark, and Mystic Seaport is open to the public.
I said it in my Mystic Seaport report, this place is simply great. Certainly one of the best places to spend a day in Connecticut. (But please bring a real camera of some sort and not the disposable piece of garbage I was forced to use during this particular visit.)