A Forum for Discussions among Voyagers and Others related to the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2014 Jul 29, 21:00 -0700
Earlier this afternoon, I wrote:
"The MORGAN is being towed to New London. She will arrive on Wednesday morning around 10 a.m."That means the ship will be spending the night somewhere off-schedule, either near Newport (perhaps at Fort Adams again just for the night), or maybe behind the breakwater at Point Judith in the "Harbor of Refuge", which they could reach by about 7:00pm. Then if they leave just after dawn Wednesday morning, they could arrive at New London by 10:00am."
No time to stop. They're still sailing, now south of Fishers Island, already west of the longitude of Mystic Seaport, and it looks as if they'll be docked by 1:45am in New London. I did the ten-minute walk from my apartment to the south end of the island tonight around 7:30 and took a few photos of the Morgan off in the distance. Under tow and sails furled, she seemed asleep (see below). I drove over to Beavertail Point around sunset and watched her in the distance through binoculars. She was really pitching dramatically. Seasickness motion! Must have been swells out there... I got some video but I haven't processed it yet.
Conanicut Island USA