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World's last wooden whaleship sets sail for Newport, New Bedford

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Courtesy of Mystic Seaport Courtesy of Mystic Seaport
By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

The last wooden whaleship in the world has left Mystic Seaport for its 38th voyage and three-month journey around New England.

The Charles W. Morgan is a National Historic Landmark vessel that docked in Mystic Seaport on November 8, 1941, and has not left since. 

That is, until Saturday, May 17, when it departed down the Mystic River cheered on by crowds of spectators.

Its first stop was City Pier in New London, and from there it will continue on to multiple ports in the region. 

Among the ship's scheduled stops are Fort Adams State Park in Newport on June 17, and State Pier in New Bedford from June 28-July 6.

For a complete schedule and history, visit www.mysticseaport.org/38thvoyage

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