Among the many displays at Mystic Seaport, renowned for its maritime village and working craftspeople, is the ship Charles W. Morgan, the last of the 19th century wooden whaling vessels. Connected with this ship are information and displays noting the role of Connecticut’s African Americans in the state’s important maritime industries. Studies have shown that in addition to African Americans, Native Americans and other diverse groups made up 50 percent of whaling crews in the 1840s. The Charles W. Morgan is a National Historic Landmark. Mystic Seaport is open to the public.
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