Lucky find in Charlestown saves whaler’s restoration
- MYSTIC, Conn. —-For the antiquarian shipbuilders who are painstakingly restoring the world’s only surviving wooden whale ship here, an essential ingredient can be very hard to find: lumber that’s big enough and strong enough for a massive 19th-century seafaring vessel, and cheap enough for a restoration project’s budget.

Lucky find in Charlestown saves whaler’s restoration

- MYSTIC, Conn. —-For the antiquarian shipbuilders who are painstakingly restoring the world’s only surviving wooden whale ship here, an essential ingredient can be very hard to find: lumber that’s big enough and strong enough for a massive 19th-century seafaring vessel, and cheap enough for a restoration project’s budget.