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U.S. Senate commemorates historic whaleship

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution celebrating the launch on Sunday of the Charles W. Morgan, the second oldest vessel in the United States and the world's last remaining wooden whaling vessel. 

Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy led the resolution in the Senate.

Following a nearly five-year, multimillion dollar restoration, the Morgan was launched at Mystic Seaport on Sunday in preparation for her first sail in over 80 years. 

In the summer of 2014, the Morgan will embark on her 38th Voyage to ports of call up-and-down the New England coast.