Charles W. Morgan and entourage approaching West Chop. Ivy Ashe

For the first time in much more than a century, a whaleship is bound for Martha's Vineyard.

The whaleship Charles W. Morgan, the last remaining whaleship in the world, left Newport, R.I. at about 8 a.m. Wednesday morning and is en route to the Vineyard. She is expected to arrive at Tisbury Wharf sometime in the afternoon. She will be visible from the north shore of the Island as she makes her way to the harbor. 

The Morgan is travelling with several other ships, including the Roann, a 60-foot eastern-rig dragger that once called Vineyard Haven her homeport.

 

 

 

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Mark Lovewell, Ivy Ashe, Alison L. Mead
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