Charles W. Morgan Visit to New Bedford 

Nine days of concerts, programs, regattas, whaleboat races and parades, a whaling history symposium, public ceremonies and much more! The Charles W. Morgan arrived in New Bedford on Wednesday, June 25.  The ship was open to the public after the official opening ceremony on Saturday, June 28, at 10 a.m. and departed on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014.

Thank You all Sponsors!


 Charles W. Morgan outward bound from New BedfordVideo and photographs by Arthur P. Motta Jr. 










New Bedford Homecoming Schedule

Nine days of concerts, programs, regattas, whaleboat races and parades, a whaling history symposium, public ceremonies and much more! June 28 – July 6





Whaling History Symposium

detail of Clifford Warren Ashley painting #1982.3Scholars, collectors, armchair historians and interested nautical enthusiasts were welcomed to New Bedford for an opportunity to discuss and share their interests in whaling history.





The 38th Voyage

The Charles W. Morgan sailing schedule – from May 17th through August 9, 2014.






History of the Charles W. Morgan

Built in 1841 at Hillman Brothers shipyard in New Bedford, the Charles W. Morgan has a long history leading up to its recent return to seaworthiness.





Charles W. Morgan Research Library holdings

detail of page of logbookThe Museum’s Research Library affords Morgan enthusiasts the ability to glimpse first-hand into her past through an assortment of rare historical documents complemented by many scholarly publications.




Crew Lists and Owners of the C.W. Morgan

Photograph of whalerSearch for crew members and owners of the Charles W. Morgan, or any other New Bedford whaling vessel.





Images from our collections

black and white photograph of the the Charles Morgan detail of side of boatFrom our earliest days the Museum has collected images and objects related to the Charles W. Morgan.





Beetle Whaleboat

photograph of two men working on the construction of a Beetle whaleboatOur Beetle Whaleboat is now fully constructed and joined the Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport as part of its historic 38th Voyage.





Media Coverage

black and white photo of man with megaphoneA current media list including everything related to the 38th Voyage and the C.W. Morgan.






Pre-Homecoming Event Series

Black and White photographIn anticipation of the Charles W. Morgan’s arrival, the Museum hosted a family-friendly event series – free and open to the public.





New Bedford Homecoming Sponsorship Opportunities

photograph of evening dinner event at the MuseumUnique sponsorship opportunities included significant recognition and high visibility in all elements of the event. (PDF)






Social Media Links #38thVoyage and #CWMorgan


THANK YOU all Charles W. Morgan Sponsors!


Mainsail Sponsors

BayCoast bank logo Bristol County Savings Bank logo New Bedford Whaling Museum logo

Mayor Jon Mitchell/City of New Bedford

Senator Mark Montigny/Mass Office of Travel and Tourism


Headsail Sponsors

Southeastern Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Standard Times

Anonymous Gift


Mainstay Sponsors

Babbitt Steam Specialty Co. Logo

Hawthorne Medical Associates Logo


The Mary Morley Crapo Hyde Eccles Fund

New Bedford Historical Society

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

Russell Morin Fine Catering


Keel Sponsors

Brewer Banner Designs logo

Poyant logo

Thompson-Farland logo

AFC Cable Systems 

Boston Marine Society


EasCare Ambulance

Joseph Abboud Manufacturing Co./Men’s Wearhouse

Michael Dury

Reynolds DeWalt

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Anonymous Gift

Last modified: April 17, 2020

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