MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Mystic Seaport in southeastern Connecticut has scheduled the launch of a historic whaling ship.

The Sunday event marks a milestone in the five-year, nearly $7 million restoration of the Charles W. Morgan. The ship is a National Historic Landmark and the world’s last surviving wooden whaling ship.

Sunday is the 172nd anniversary of the ship’s original launch in New Bedford, Mass., in 1841.

The ship will be christened by Sarah Bullard, the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Waln Morgan, one of the original owners. She will break a bottle containing water from the oceans sailed by the ship during its 80-year whaling career.

The Charles W. Morgan sailed the north and south Atlantic Ocean and Pacific and Indian oceans.

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