Charles W. Morgan
Now proudly berthed at Mystic Seaport as a floating museum, the Charles W. Morgan is the last American wooden whaling vessel afloat. Only the USS Constitution has a longer history of service.
But back in 2008, after a century and a half of exposure to the elements—including gravel beaching—the Morgan’s last remaining original timbers from 1841 were in sore need of repair.
Eventually, the nation’s oldest commercial ship came in for a major rehaul, but her original plans were nowhere to be found. Fortunately, the trained crew from Feldman was proud to carry out 3d laser scanning in nine successive phases in order to capture the entire restoration project from original conditions to the final instillation of new timbers.
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