Library hosts presentation on Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship

Built and launched in 1841 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the Charles W. Morgan is the last of an American whaling fleet that numbered more than 2,700 vessels. The whaleship came to Mystic seaport in November 1941 and more than 20 million visitors have walked her decks since her arrival.

The Charles W. Morgan sailed on 37 voyages to remote corners of the globe for over 80 years. In May of 2014, following a five-year, multi-million dollar restoration, the ship set out on her 38th voyage – perhaps her most important – to raise awareness of America’s maritime heritage and to call attention to issues of ocean sustainability and conservation. Join us for an illustrated presentation of the restoration and the 38th voyage of this great ship by Chris Freeman of Mystic Seaport.

He will visit Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Memorial Room at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Registration is requested.

This talk is sponsored by the Mystic Seaport PILOTS, volunteers who work, support and advocate for Mystic Seaport.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free. To register, or for more information on this and other programs, visit fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160. Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

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