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  1. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    Recognize this boat?

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    Know...
  2. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

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    Completer with a camper.

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  4. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    September 24, 2022


    I drove out to Mystic on Saturday for the 25th Annual Antique Auto Show. My intention was to just take a few pictures of the cars, stop by and say hello to Charlie and Wayne...
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    It's not very pretty down there under the pumps and plumbing.

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    This is not an area that we can realistically get to. It's going...
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    On Fire Fighter, we were first on board so Jake turned on the lights. A very simple process once you know where to plug the lights in. Since the boat was built around DC circuitry and we only have...
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    Work on Catherine Wedmore has begun.

    According to the shipwright I spoke with, this and one other area are the only places that need any rebuilding. It shows that over the last, almost 100 years...
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    September 22, 2022

    The other fire boat has been hauled out. It's been here for a long time and finally something is going to be done.
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    Kalmar Nycklel is back in the water.

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    We tried to go on board, but no dice. It's their policy that no one is welcome on board...
  10. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    September 15, 2022


    A few weeks ago, a visitor stood the barrel of this monitor straight up and left it. Who ever the tour guide was, didn't see it happening. One of our summer interns (If...
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    Flitz is great stuff.

    However, we need to get down to a surface that Flitz will work on. Right now we have a decade of tarnish that Flitz won't touch, or at least not with the amount of elbow...
  12. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    We have polished this monitor a couple of times before, but each time we ran out of time so we just covered it up.

    But each time we get some color and have to polish it again.

    So this time we...
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    Fire Fighter needs an Coast Guard inspection periodically so we can host visitors on board. Simple? Not always. Right now we wait for the inspector to show up.

    No tours for me today.

    Jake and I...
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    In the DuPont Restoration barn I found Tom drilling a large, deep hole.

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    He is rebuilding the Morgan's windlass. During the 2009...
  15. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    September 8, 2022

    Usually I try to take a walk through the shipyard before I meet our gang in the bake shop. We're not punching a time clock here so things for the volunteers are pretty laid...
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    All good things must end and our three weeks at Mystic are done.

    Heading home.

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    On the way.
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    On Fire Fighter, Jake is trying to polish the monitor, again.

    It was done a couple of weeks ago and it was coated with an epoxy clear coat by an inexperienced volunteer. Holding the sprayer only...
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    With both sides of the lift dock are occupied by other boats so she tied up cross ways at the end.

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    The next morning she was...
  19. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    September 1, 2022

    The past three weeks my wife and I were at the seaport on our boat. A lot went on, but I didn't always take the time to enter it here.

    So here is a little catch up.

    The...
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    Not to be out done by singers and dancers, we put on a show Sunday morning.

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    I think the engineer held back on the pressure....
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    It was beautiful to watch and listen to, all in Ukrainian.

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    He set up two posters showing the process of salvaging this engine.

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    This is a steam powered steering motor for a ship. Big...
  23. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    August 20, 2022

    This past weekend was the annual marine engine show.

    There are always rare and interesting engines to look at. Some of them rarer than others.

    Such as this five cylinder,...
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    August 17, 2022, More tonight.

    Tonight was the annual employee-volunteer thank you dinner.

    Dinner sounds a bit formal. The seaport hires food trucks.

    Great food.

    Tacos, pizza, hot...
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    I found this to be very interesting.

    They have a collection of old doll house items and in the sixties someone built this doll house like display.
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    You like modern? They have modern too.

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    And not so modern.
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  27. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    August 17, 2022

    My wife and I have been enjoying our stay here at Mystic Seaport.

    We are on the new floating docks installed this summer. They are not yet complete, with plumbing and wiring yet...
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    The guys left for home and I walked back into the grounds and found these small boat builders.

    I took the picture because this is the first time I have ever seen a visitor build a pier along with...
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    A look at the steering gear.

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    We found Aly doing some paint scraping on top of the engine.
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  30. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    August 11, 2022

    My wife and I are in Mystic on our boat. We arrived Tuesday after a 3 hour ride up Long Island Sound.

    Passing Falkner Island.
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  31. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    August 6, 2022

    This past Saturday I escorted a team of swimmers across Long Island Sound. This marks my 23rd year doing it for St Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT.

    My team called Survivors,...
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    Gray setting up the tour times.

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    Jim is working on reinstalling one of the big lights on the stern.
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  33. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    Oh yes, the trailer.

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    Walking over to Fire Fighter I noticed a sign I had not seen before. It was about the fire house that has...
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    They all had a hand in it.

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    Time to crack open the champagne. Well, she's a working boat so this time it was the champagne of...
  35. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    August 4, 2022

    It may not look like much has been done on Catherine, but there was.

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    When she arrived last week, she brought...
  36. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    On the way back I stopped to go aboard the Morgan.

    Just routine maintenance.

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    I'm not sure what we saw being lifted aboard...
  37. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    From on top you can see a lot.

    This coupe were just sitting there while nothing was going on.

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    There are many groups visiting...
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    July 28, 2022

    Catherine has arrived.

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    This boat has a special place in my heart. A very dear friend's grandfather had the...
  39. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    Usually the tours end up here on the upper deck. There are five monitors to look at.

    They all need help, but this one works easily enough so this is the one to play with.
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    Back in the "day" there would have been time between fires. Firemen would use this "Free time" to maintain the boat and all the equipment including polishing the brass parts to a beautiful shine....
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    Walking over to Fire Fighter I found the sailing camp ready to go out.

    Colorful.

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    Lance is getting ready to open Fire Fighter...
  42. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

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    In the pole barn, the new keel is close to completion.

    The template is on the right.
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  43. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    July 21, 2022

    Gerda III is out of the water.

    I know she needs a complete restoration, but I did not find out what was going to happen this time out.
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  44. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    Grey and I gave tours on board. He followed and listened and after a short while I pointed at him to explain a few things to our guests. He did quite well.

    As the day went on I gave him more and...
  45. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    July 14, 2022

    Jake continued polishing the upper, forward monitor.

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    It's starting to look really good.

    Charlie wants to...
  46. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

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    Getting there.

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    Just a little more.
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    Looking up from the deck looks like we're about to collide.

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    Out the starboard window a beautiful yacht is leaving.
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  48. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    July 7, 2022

    Today we did cleaning.

    There is a lot of work that Fire Fighter needs, but there is a lack of manpower and money. I would love to take apart a monitor and replace the gaskets, or...
  49. Re: Charles W Morgan Restoration; A Volunteer's Perspective-1

    As I always try to promote Mystic Seaport, there are other things to see and do in the area.

    From Bloomberg.

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    So now you can come to a top notch...
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    And then back through the village to Fire Fighter I passed this.
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