Charles Morgan leaves New Bedford

By: Dee DeQuattro
Twitter: @deedequattro

The Charles W. Morgan Whaling ship has departed from State Pier in New Bedford after a one day delay on its journey due to choppy seas.

After a two week visit to the “whaling city” the world’s last wooden whaling ship is headed to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne.

The ship departed around 7:30 a.m. and is expected to dock in Bourne around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Thousands came out to see the ship while it was in New Bedford stimulating local business.

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