The 172-year-old Charles W. Morgan is in the final phases of a restoration that should keep the venerable whaleship sailing for another 172 years
The whaleship Charles W. Morgan is a powerful American maritime icon. Built and launched in New Bedford, Mass., in 1841, the 113-foot full-rigged whaler is this country’s oldest commercial ship still afloat. The only U.S. ship still on the water that is older is the naval frigate USS Constitution, which was launched in 1797.
Thinking about your next boat? Here’s what you’ll see at the upcoming shows
Fall means boat show time, and our annual powerboat preview this year covers models from 22 to 50 feet. Our fleet features seven boats from seven manufacturers.
As the economy improves, they are also considering buying boats again, and this fall the choice of new sailboats at the shows in Newport, R.I., Annapolis, Md., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will entice potential buyers to think about taking the wheel or tiller of their own, rather than sailing OPBs (other people’s boats).
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show promises to be a kaleidoscope of boats, accessories, events and venues, from nuts-and-bolts seminars for anglers and cruisers to a 228-foot expo yacht that will showcase fine art and jewelry, host gala parties and deliver five-star dining in two restaurants.
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