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    Re: Following the Charles W. Morgan
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2014 Jun 17, 13:51 -0400
    Here is an interesting video made by a Morgan crew member climbing to the royal yard on the main mast.  Notably, she disdained the lubbers hole, the easier way to reach the main top platform, and instead climbed by the futtock shrouds at both the main top and the crosstrees. This involves leaning somewhat backwards. Near the top of her climb, she also coped with a broken ratline.

    Don Seltzer

    On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 10:26 AM, Robert Bernecky <NoReply_Bernecky@fer3.com> wrote:

    For those who like such things, you can track in (quasi) real-time the voyage of the Charles W. Morgan.  Frank Reed mentioned that he will be a volunteer, filling one of the “day-and-a-night openings” they made available.  If Frank posts the exact date, we have the technology to track him.


    To do so, go to


    you have to create an account and leave an e-mail address. Over the years I have not noticed any spam that I can attribute to this site, so it’s probably safe.  At the top left, click on Sign in, and then select Register to create an account.

    At the top of the page, select Vessels, and search for Charles W. Morgan

    (the period after W is necessary, otherwise it will not find it)

    Select the Morgan as a member of “My Fleet”

    this will enable you to filter out other ships.

    Display the Live Map, and use the Filter My Fleet to show just the Morgan.


    Attached is an example of what you might expect to see: the track as of Sunday morning (local time, in CT)

    The itinerary, per Frank’s message


    --June 14-16 ... Sailing window: New London to Newport, RI.

    --June 17 ... Newport, Fort Adams State Park. The ship will be open to the public (no dockside exhibition).

    --June 18-20 ... Sailing window to Martha’s Vineyard.

    --June 21-24 ... Vineyard Haven, Tisbury Wharf. The ship will be open to the public with the dockside exhibition.

    --June 25-27 ... Sailing window to New Bedford, MA.

    --June 28-July 6 ... New Bedford, State Pier. The ship will be open to the public with the dockside exhibition. There will be a special July 4th celebration and many other community activities.

    --July 7-11 ... Sailing window to Provincetown via the Cape Cod Canal. There will be an overnight stop at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (no public access).

    --July 12-14 ... Day sails on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Overnight mooring in Provincetown Harbor (no public access).

    --July 15-17 ... Sailing window to Boston.

    --July 18-22 ... Boston, Charlestown Navy Yard. The ship will be berthed next to the USS Constitution and open to the public with the dockside exhibition.

    --July 23-25 ... Sailing window to Massachusetts Maritime Academy via the Cape Cod Canal.

    --July 26-27 ... Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The Morgan will be open to the public with the dockside exhibition. The visit coincides with the centennial celebration of the opening of the Cape Cod Canal.

    --July 28-30 ... Sailing window to New London.

    --August 6-8 ... Sailing window to Mystic.

    --August 9 ... A homecoming celebration awaits the Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport."

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