A long time coming

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The Charles W. Morgan finally returned to her homeport for the first time in 73 years.

The city of New Bedford has had a long and honest relationship with the sea and the Morgan is like a sewing needle. She’s threading the past to the present.

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Today’s working waterfront is humming with activity. While I was out exploring the Whaling City, I set up a time-lapse on the Morgan’s mainsail yardarm to capture our crew setting up for the busy weekend.

Walking through the New Bedford Whaling Museum is a lot like being a kid at Disney World. There’s no way you’re going to see it all in one day. So this week I’m planning on highlighting many topics, stories, artifacts and history from the museum’s vast collections. Here is what I captured from my first walkthrough:

A blue whale skeleton

A blue whale skeleton

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The biggest model whaleship you’ve ever seen!

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Whale bone (baleen) being laid to dry in San Francisco

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The insides of a whale ship. That’s my bunk in the foc’sle!

It’s going to be a very busy day tomorrow, and there is a lot going on at our dockside exhibits. If you’re in the New Bedford area, stop by and say hello! The ship and exhibits are open to the public from 9-5 on June 28 through July 6.

I’ll see you soon!