Looking for a job that will give you the chance to breathe the sea air and the opportunity to travel? Well, look no further – have I got a job for you! Mystic Seaport is looking for someone to captain the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan. If that isn’t wicked cool, I don’t know what is!
Fortunately, the job description these days does not include signing on for a multi-year voyage a-hunting for the whale. In the final stages of a $7 million restoration, the 172-year-old wooden whaling ship is preparing to embark on a tour of New England ports next summer. A National Historic Landmark, the Morgan last went to sea in 1921, and is the last wooden whaling ship left on the planet.
Not quite ready to handle the responsibilities of captain? The Morgan also needs three mates, ten to twelve certified mariners, and ten additional crew. So get your application in today!
Hauling in the main and reefing the sails not your cup of grog? The Morgan will also be taking on a dozen or so passengers, for those of you lubbers who can’t tell your stem from your stern.
And make sure to visit Mystic Seaport’s website for photos of the Morgan, video of the launch ceremony, and information about the museum’s other programs.