The world’s oldest wooden whaling ship is wrapping up its 38th voyage and coming home to Connecticut.
The 173-year-old Charles W. Morgan departed Mystic Seaport in May for a tour of the New England coast. The Morgan wrapped up its time in Massachusetts today and set sail for New London, its final stop before it returns to Mystic on Aug. 6.
The Morgan is set to arrive at New London’s City Pier around 10 a.m. July 30, depending on weather conditions. You can track the ship’s progress online by visiting the Mystic Seaport Web site.
After leaving New London, the Morgan will spend three days on Long Island Sound from July 31 to Aug. 2 and will not be open to the public during that time.
A homecoming celebration will take place Aug. 6 in Mystic beginning at 5 p.m. The Morgan is expected to arrive around 6:15 that evening.
It’s the ship’s first voyage in 100 years and comes following a $12-million five-year restoration.