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    Re: Any photos yet?
    From: John Bryant
    Date: 2014 Jul 6, 14:23 +0000

    Thanks Michelle, Anne, and Revell.

    These details are fascinating, and the youtube link is priceless: is that the Joseph Conrad they are sailing into NY Harbor? I will forward the info and links to my sister-in-law.


    yrs,

    John



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    From: 38Talk@fer3.com <38Talk@fer3.com> on behalf of Revell Carr <NoReply_RevellCarr@fer3.com>
    Sent: Sunday, July 6, 2014 2:41 AM
    To: John L. Bryant
    Subject: [38Talk] Re: Any photos yet?
     
    I'm pretty sure that photo is from late 1974 or early 75. She had been in a sand berth at what is now Chubb's Wharf from the time she arrived in Mystic until January 1974, at which time she was carefully excavated from the sand, and moved to the DuPont Shipyard for her first major restoration as a museum ship. I believe these photos are when she returned to the newly constructed Chubb's Wharf, afloat again. When I think about how uncertain people were back then about just floating the Morgan it's amazing to think that 40 years later we're actually sailing her, it is mind boggling. BTW, I was 6 years old when this happened, and I remember riding aboard the Morgan then as she was towed back up the Mystic River to her new floating berth.


    On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 1:41 AM, Anne DiMonti <NoReply_DiMonti@fer3.com> wrote:

    Hi John,

    It was my understanding that the Morgan was in dry dock at that time in Mystic.  In fact, I think she was still in sand at that time. I could be very wrong but I don't believe she was part of the mariner scout.  The person to ask is Mystic Seaport staff, Matthew Stackpole.

    Anne

     



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