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Seaport seeks ‘stowaway’ for Morgan adventure

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Mystic Seaport is seeking applicants now through Feb. 18 to become a stowaway aboard the Charles W. Morgan during her 38th voyage in the summer of 2014.

Following a $7.5 million, multiyear restoration, the Morgan will embark on a voyage throughout New England for the first time in more than 80 years. The stowaway will sail aboard America’s oldest surviving merchant vessel during her three-month voyage commemorating America’s maritime heritage.

“This is for someone with a sense of adventure,” said Susan Funk, president of the board of directors of the New England Museum Association. “The word stowaway brings to mind a romantic image. To take a chance. To not know what you’re getting into until you’re already in it, and to go to places you’ve never been before, or go to places you’ve been, but seeing them in a whole different perspective.”

While on the 38th Voyage from May to August, the Morgan will stop at historic ports of call throughout New England.

The stowaway will watch, inquire, learn, participate, and use their creative energy to share the voyage experience with the general public through blogging, videos, social media, and activities in the port cities. The stowaway must be 21 years or older. Prior sailing experience is not required, but curiosity and enthusiasm are a must.

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To apply and submit your video entry, visit www.mysticseaport.org/stowaway.