Charles W. Morgan in Vineyard waters

The whaleship Charles W. Morgan, in view of West Chop, Martha's Vineyard. — Doug Cabral

Dispatch from onboard the whaleship Charles W. Morgan, 1:50 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 2014:

Most of the sails are set, but more are in waiting. The captain has taken a hitch toward Tarpaulin Cove on Naushon Island. There he will tack or jibe and head across toward Menemsha Hills. The breeze is strong, and there is a fair current in the sound, so she is hurrying along. He says that he will try to duck into VH harbor under sail, then turn around and head out of the harbor to get sail off.