The Charles W. Morgan was launched at New Bedford, Mass. in 1841 when whaling was at its peak. In 37 voyages over 80 years she traveled More leagues of the world's oceans than any other American whaling ship in history. The Morgan was a full-rigged ship of 351 tons, measured 111 feet from stem to stern, and carried a full suit of light sails in addition to her working canvas. To pursue the whales that were her quarry she carried six or more whaleboats. The Charles W. Morgan now rests at Mystic Seaport Village in Mystic, Connecticut.
These ships are 100% scratch built, put together piece by piece, similar to an actual ship. There are no model kits used here. The wood is cut from trees. All ships are Plank on Frame construction (hollow hulls). Ribs on the inside, piece by piece form the hull and deck. If you look closely, you can see the nails used to secure the strips of wood to the internal ribs. Some Admiral's line ships utilize double plank on frame construction. Wood is cut piece by piece and put over the base of the ship's hull to the water line. It's a lot of work and a fantastic look. The lines on the ships are working lines. They can be tightened and loosened. The Admiral's line ship's sails can be furled or unfurled by tracing each working line, though this is not recommended unless you are an avid model builder. Appreciate the rigging, the stitching on the sails, and the fantastic craftsmanship. Each ship comes with a solid wooden stand and a brass nameplate. Every ship comes with her history printed on antiqued paper along with a stand to display beside the ship. The ships are imported from all over the world from master craftsman who specialize in model boat building.
Admiral's Line Charles W. Morgan
Manufacturer: Old World Trading Co.
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