New England Whaling Ship

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For School Groups


Using the Charles W. Morgan, (a 19th c. whaling ship now berthed at Mystic Seaport) as a model, understand the industry that brought whalebone to the Strouse Adler Company Corset Factory in New Haven to make undergarments for upstanding Connecticut ladies. With whales.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 3.2: Organisms can survive and reproduce only in environments that meet their basic needs.
  • 4.2: All organisms depend on the living and non-living features of the environment for survival.
  • 5.2: Perceiving and responding to information about the environment is critical to the survival of organisms.

Meets Common Core Standards

  • 4-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
  • 5-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity

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