The L.A. Dunton was placed back into the water yesterday. Returning to her berth just outside the Visitors Reception Center, the Dunton will remain in her normal location until she makes her way over to Chubb’s Wharf to rest in the Charles W. Morgan’s place during the time the whaleship is being restored.
The Morgan is scheduled to be moved to the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard Sunday, October 19, at 11:30 a.m. In preparation for the big move, Shipyard staff members are working hard to remove rigging and take out masts to get the Morgan ready for her journey. Below are photographs showing the work of the riggers and the crane that has been used to carefully remove yards and the three masts.
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