The Old Whaler, Charles W. Morgan
Vineyard Gazette

On another page is printed a poem by J. C. A. about the old whaler, Charles W. Morgan, who in her last days is serving the movies in a local color capacity. The following facts about the famous old craft may be of interest:

Built at New Bedford 1840.

Length - 105.6 ft., breadth 27.7, depth 17.6, tonnage 351.

Sailed on her first voyage, to Pacific Ocean, Sept. 4, 1840, Thomas Adams Norton, Edgartown, Master. Arrived home Jan. 1. 1845: 1500 sp., 800 wh., 10,000 lbs bone.

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Edgartown
Vineyard Gazette

The R. W. Watsons have closed their summer home at Edgartown and are at the Wolcott, New York city, for several weeks before re-opening their town house.

At the Methodist Episcopal Church next Sunday morning the Rev. E. E. Craig will preach. There will be a Union Temperance Meeting in the Congregational church in the evening.

Mrs. Edward Burchell and Mrs. Samuel Burchell of Nantucket have been visiting Mrs. William H. Luce the past week.

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Vineyarders in the San Francisco Whaling Fleet
Vineyard Gazette

The following named Vineyarders are officers of the whaling fleet for the season of 1901 sailing out of San Francisco:

Steamer Narwhal - Alonzo M. Ripley, second mate.

Steamer Balaena - Ward P. Vineen, first mate.

Steamer Beluga - H. H. Bodfish, master; Andrew W. Look, first mate; Thomas G. Fisher, fourth mate.

Bark Gay Head - Charles W. Fisher, master; Tisdale S. Pease, first mate; Abram L. Joab, fourth mate.

Steamer Alexandr - B. T. Tilton, master.

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Voyage Complete, Whaling Ship and Historian Come Home
Sara Brown
Following a huge welcome home early this month, the Charles W. Morgan is now back in her berth at Chubb’s Wharf at Mystic Seaport. There are no barrels of whale oil to unload this time, but instead a wealth of new information to digest.
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Whaleship's One-Week Visit Creates Lifetime of Memories
Sara Brown

After a seven-day stay on Martha’s Vineyard, the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan departed from Vineyard Haven harbor Wednesday morning for the next leg of her historic voyage. A crowd gathered at West Chop as people tried to get a last look.

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Vineyard Schoolchildren Give High Marks to Morgan Visit
Meg Robbins
Island students went on board the whaling ship and explored its nooks and crannies. In the blubber room below decks, the children gathered to hear a Mystic Seaport educator speak about what happens after a whale is captured.
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Emotions Swirl in Morgan's Wake as Vineyarders Rejoice in Momentous Event
Olivia Hull

All along the northern shoreline, Islanders stood poised and camera-ready to capture the historic moment Wednesday afternoon. They were eager to welcome the majestic whaling ship, the Charles W. Morgan.

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Morgan Escort Has Star Turn Too
Tom Dunlop
Though she hasn’t gotten the press the Charles W. Morgan has earned, the fishing vessel Roann can claim as deep a Vineyard pedigree. She was built in 1947 for Roy. M. Campbell of Vineyard Haven. Now she is escort to the Morgan.
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Still Nimble, Old Girl Proves She Is More Than Shipshape
Tom Dunlop
For me, the ship came to life when she made what I will always remember as The Turn. We were at the far end of Vineyard Sound early Tuesday afternoon, sailing to the east.
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Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Arrives to Warm Welcome
Sara Brown

The Charles W. Morgan arrived at Vineyard Haven harbor to a barrage of cannonfire and boat horns while onlookers gathered to witness her arrival, some in tears. The Morgan is the last wooden whaling ship in the world.

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