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Fall River To Host Familiar Event Under Different Title

New Bedford's loss is Fall River's gain.

Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan announced Monday the city will be hosting a festival similar to the now absent Whaling City Festival next year.

In fact, organizing the Spindle City Festival is former Whaling City Festival President Joe Eugenio, who joined Mayor Flanagan in Monday's press conference

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Charles W. Morgan departing from New Bedford State Pier
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Charles W. Morgan departing from New Bedford State Pier

New Bedford Bids Farewell To The Charles W. Morgan

New Bedford's homecoming for the oldest wooden whaling ship has sadly come to an end.

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John Sullivan
John Sullivan

Charles W. Morgan Leaving Early Tuesday Morning

New Bedford bids farewell Tuesday morning to a long lost child.

The 173-year-old Charles W. Morgan departs from port at 7:30am Tuesday morning, with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy as it's next course heading

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

A Day Aboard The Oldest Surviving Wooden Whale Ship [Pictures/Video]

I arrived on Martha's Vineyard with only some basic knowledge of the Charles W. Morgan's history and whaling history in general. When I arrived back in New Bedford the following day, I had seen a glimpse of a whaler's life at sea

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Agreement Aims To Strengthen New Bedford And Cape Verdean Whaling Bond

The ties between New Bedford and Cape Verdean whaling run deep, and now the Whaling Museum hopes to continue to unearth and preserve even more history.

Whaling Museum and City officials signed a Framework of Cooperation with representatives of Cape Verde in front of the Charles W

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Crowd on State Pier for Official Welcoming of the Charles W .Morgan / Photo from City of New Bedford
Crowd on State Pier for Official Welcoming of the Charles W .Morgan / Photo from City of New Bedford

New Bedford Officially Welcomes Back the Charles W. Morgan

The 173-year-old whaleship Charles W. Morgan was officially welcomed home to New Bedford Saturday. Speakers including mayor Jon Mitchell, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others hailed the occasion as a glorious day for the city

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Photo by Peggy Sue Carvalho
Photo by Peggy Sue Carvalho

City’s Tourism Director Expects Tens Of Thousands To Visit Charles W. Morgan

The Charles W. Morgan's stay in New Bedford is expected to be a huge tourism magnet for the city.

A number of events are planned over the next two weekends that center on the Morgan's return to the Whaling City

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Don Veronneau
Don Veronneau

Charles W. Morgan Returns To New Bedford [GALLERY]

The Charles W. Morgan returned to New Bedford and the Southcoast for the first time since it's departure in 1941.

Special thanks to all of the listeners who sent in pictures as the Charles W. Morgan sailed into the Whaling City's harbor! Enjoy!

 

Education Images/UIG via Getty Images
Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Charles W. Morgan Brings Storied History To New Bedford

Weather permitting, the last wooden whaleship in the world is expected to sail into New Bedford Harbor Wednesday afternoon.

The 173-year-old Charles W. Morgan, originally constructed and operated out of New Bedford from 1841 to 1921, will be spending several weekends in it's original homeport as it tours New England after a multi-year, multi-million dollar restoration

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Committee To Decide Whaling City Festival’s Fate

It looks like the Whaling City Festival is being given a one-time trial with a closing time of 9pm instead of 8pm.

Mayor Jon Mitchell spoke with festival representatives, saying if they provided another hour of police details, more lighting, and cleaned the park, he'd give the later closing time a trial run

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