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When Pirates Roamed the High Seas
In the early days of whaling on Martha's Vineyard, foul weather and ferocious whales were the least of a whaler's worries.
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The Luckiest Whaleship's Local Connections
The Charles W. Morgan's enduring cargo is not the oil and bone of her travels, but the story that she alone survives to tell. Matthew Stackpole, ship's historian for her restoration at Mystic Seaport and a West Tisbury resident, recounts the whaleship's many Vineyard connections.
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Island Light: Welcome June

Friday, May 30, 2014

Garden centers and hardware stores were the places to be this weekend as Islanders prettied up their yards and touched up their houses. With sun today, a hike might be just the right idea to enjoy the beautiful weather.

The Morgan is Coming
Charles W. Morgan visits Martha's Vineyard June 21 to 24. Martha's Vineyard Museum gears up for visit with lecture on history of whaling by author Eric Jay Dolin.
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Charles W. Morgan Departs Mystic Seaport Saturday

The Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world, departs from Mystic Seaport Saturday for her 38th voyage.

In about a month, the Morgan will be docking in Vineyard waters, part of a three-month journey that will bring the whaling era back to life.

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