Night Light - Ship "Chas. W. Morgan" - Last of the Old Whalers

Night Light - Ship "Chas. W. Morgan" - Last of the Old Whalers

$ 25.00

The Charles W. Morgan is truly the last surviving 19th Century whaler in existence and the oldest commercial vessel now afloat. She was launched in 1841, twenty years before The Civil War and is only surpassed in maritime longevity by The USS Constitution. 

Built to endure, the Morgan was known as a lucky ship and survived crushing arctic ice, and hostile native attacks in her 37 voyages to every ocean in the world. One of her greatest strokes of luck was to be adopted and maintained by a Wall St. millionaire in the 1920s who kept her at his waterfront estate near New Bedford.

After his death, she lay derelict for many years, but still managed to survive the Great Hurricane of 1938. Finally, just weeks before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, she  was taken to Mystic Seaport in coastal Connecticut where she has been both researched, celebrated and maintained ever since.

Restored to her original fittings as a Double Top-Sail Bark, The Charles W. Morgan became a national landmark in 1966 and 20 million visitors have walked her decks in the decades since she first dropped anchor in scenic Mystic Seaport.

Whalers on there return from voyages were invariable stained black from the whale oil, blood and soot that accompanied their profession. This beautiful image of the ship is from the early 1930s when her whaling days were many decades and voyages behind her.

 

    • Plastic Frame and Body
    • UL listed
    • 4 watt bulb included
    • Glow vent casts light upward
    • Adjustable tines to fit any socket
    • Approximate Night Light Dimensions 3.375" (w) x 4.125" (h) x 2.5" (d)
    • Interior Image Area 2.75" (w) x 3.5" (h)

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