FULLY Assembled and Marble Base Included

Handcrafted Models Charles Morgan Limited Edition Model Ship
  • Includes Certificate of Authenticity (only 25 to be built)
  • Meticulously painted to the actual Charles Morgan
  • Authentically aged copper plated hull (prevented the toredo worm from destorying the wooden hull)
  • Masterfully stitched, thick canvass sails that hold their shape and do not wrinkle
  • Perfectly taught rigging of various colors and thickness to increase authenticity
  • Amazing deck details
  • Requires hundreds of hours to build from scratch (not from a model kit) by our master artisans
  • Built with rare, high quality woods such as cherry, teak, white pine, birch and maple
  • The model rests perfectly on a large, polished marble base between four arched metal dolphins
  • To build this ship, extensive research was done using various sources such as museums, drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual ship
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Dimensions: 32" x 9" x 25" (L x W x H) (1:62 scale)
Model Number
A2003-C

Historical Significance

During her 80 years and 37 voyages, the Charles W. Morgan caught and processed more whales than any other whaling ship in history. Built in 1841 at the Hillman Brothers Shipyard on the Accent River in New Bedford, MA, she was registered at 351 tons. The Morgan was originally built fully ship-rigged, but shortly after the Civil War she was modified to become a double topsail bark. Her whaling days came to end in 1921 with the decline of whale oil prices. Purchased for Mystic Seaport in 1941, she's now a beautifully restored monument to the men who built and sailed her.

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