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The Whaler Charles W. Morgan
Scrimshaw on antique sperm whale tooth
on cocabola, ebony and mammoth ivory mount.
6.5"H x 2.5"W x 1.75"D (tooth only)
9.5"H x 3.75"W x 3.75"D (overall)

Winner of Award of Excellence 
at 1996 Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition

Private Collection

The Charles W. Morgan is the only survivor of the great era of wooden whaleships. Hove-to and lowering for whales, she is shown here ship-rigged as she was when launched in 1841. Now residing at Mystic Seaport, and restored to her former glory, she is a reminder of the days of sail when American ships were paramount in the dangerous business of whaling. On the reverse is a portrait of the Charles W. Morgan's namesake, principal owner and builder, Charles Waln Morgan.


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