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Boatyard plans fundraisers for whale boat project

Lowell’s Boat Shop, a National Historic Landmark and working museum on the banks of Massachusetts’ Merrimack River, announced it raised sufficient funds to ensure the completion of a 28-foot replica whaleboat slated to complement the Charles W. Morgan, the last extant whaling ship, at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn.

The historically accurate whale boat, built at Lowell’s Boat Shop, will be one of several such vessels on exhibit and in use at Mystic Seaport.

Now that the building of the boat is assured, further funds raised for the LBS Whaleboat Project will be applied to the creation and implementation of a whaling and fishing industries curriculum to be offered to student groups in their classrooms or at the museum, according to a report by the Newburyport News.