This project was envisioned years before it arrived at Joest Boats. As a six year old boy, during his first ride aboard a vessel just like her, the dream began. In 2013, the man found a 1959 31′ Chris Craft Constellation, had her surveyed, and searched for the right Boat Builder.
Our intrepid senior editor joins the rebuilding crew of America’s last sailing whaleship, currently being rebuilt to sail at Mystic Seaport. In this article, Tom examines the MORGAN’s history and the ship’s structure, and he watches the Morgan’s shipwrights cast new light on our knowledge of how this storied vessel was built.