Charles W. Morgan departs Vineyard Haven

The whaleship Charles W. Morgan departed Vineyard Haven harbor Wednesday morning, accompanied by the sounds of horns and cannons from nearby boats and the cheers and applause of people gathered on nearby docks. Onlookers at East Chop and West Chop followed her progress out of the harbor. During her 80-year whaling career, which included 37 […]

Whaleship Charles W. Morgan arrives at Vineyard Haven

The Vineyard, apart from shore whaling by Wampanoag Indians, lived on farming, shore fishing, and coastwise schooners passing north and south through Nantucket and Vineyard sounds. Its contributions to the 19th century heyday of American whaling were crewmen — Azorean sailors, Gay Head (Wampanoag) Indian harpooners, and Vineyard sailors, mates and captains. The Morgan’s visit memorializes their vital places in her celebrated commercial history.

Whaleship Charles W. Morgan bound for Martha’s Vineyard

The Charles W. Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaleship of the 19th century American fleet, departed Fort Adams, off Newport, Rhode Island, Wednesday morning, bound for the Vineyard. The ship is including a stop in Vineyard Haven this week as part of her 38th voyage. This will be her first-ever stop at Martha’s Vineyard. Islanders […]