Whaling Ship Launching In US After $7M Overhaul

By John Christoffersen

In this Dec. 21, 2012 photo released by Mystic Seaport, shipwrights wedge a plank into position near the keel of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan during a nearly $7 million restoration in Mystic, Conn. The worldís last surviving wooden whaling ship will be launched on July 21, 2013, the 172nd anniversary of the vessel's original launch in New Bedford, Mass. (AP Photo/Mystic Seaport, Dennis A Murphy)

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) – It survived countless storms and raids by secessionist Confederates during the American Civil War while taking crews across unchartered oceans in search of whales whose oil lit the world.

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