MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Operators of a restored 19th century whaling ship have selected a Maine journalist to live on board the ship during its voyage scheduled for this summer.
Mystic Seaport in Connecticut said Thursday it selected Ryan Leighton of Boothbay, Maine, as a stowaway for the journey of the Charles W. Morgan.
He will help the crew sail the ship and describe his experiences in a blog and social media.
Leighton graduated the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and advertising.
On the voyage from May to August, the Charles W. Morgan will stop at ports in New London, Connecticut; Newport, Rhode Island; and Boston, Vineyard Haven and New Bedford, Massachusetts.