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Spindle City Festival?
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 joi…
So Long, C.W. Morgan
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.
The whaling ship had an extended stay in New Bedford, after Hurricane Arthur brought heav…
On Board The Morgan
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. Along my nearly eight hour voyage aboard the Morgan, I saw some incre…
Whaling Ties Strengthened
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...
Crowds Jam State Pier
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. Mitchell said that was a unique industry, even in its heyday ...
Ship Will Draw Thousands
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. Tourism Director Dagny Ashley tells WBSM News she expects some big crowds to to…
C.W. Morgan 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...
History of the Morgan
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…
Festival's Fate Undecided
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…

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