Since 1929, Mystic, Connecticut, has been home to the famed Mystic Seaport Museum, a year-round destination for people interested in learning about America’s seafaring past. Recently, the Mystic Seaport gained acclaim for serving as the home base for the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship that is still afloat. After her 38th voyage, during which she made stops along the New England coast, the Charles W. Morgan reclaimed its space on Chubb’s Wharf as the flagship of the Mystic Seaport Museum. OceanGrafix was proud to partner with Landfall to donate 24 charts to the Charles W. Morgan voyage and play a small role in the historic journey.
But the Charles W. Morgan is just one part of the full Mystic Seaport Museum experience, which makes it a popular vacation spot for visitors not only from New England but around the world. From hands-on activities and special events to exhibit halls and historical interpreters, the seaport website states, “A quintessential New England experience, Mystic Seaport offers visitors of all ages a unique link to our seafaring past and endless, year-round opportunities to immerse themselves in new worlds of hands-on history.”
Sea lovers and landlubbers alike will be interested in the Mystic Seaport Museum’s web-based video series. One of the museum’s newest videos is “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude — Discover Every Season at Mystic Seaport,” which showcases Mystic Seaport’s exhibits during the winter months. According to Emily Su, a Mystic Seaport Museum employee, “‘Ships, Clocks & Stars’ tells the story of the competitive race to determine longitude at sea, and how the problem was eventually solved by ingenious and innovative thinking.” To view the video, visit here.