Charles W. Morgan Visits New Bedford in 2014

Charles W. Morgan Visits New Bedford in 2014

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

For general questions, please contact Caitlin McCaffery at or (508) 997-0046 ext. 116.

Downloadable Forms
Whaling History Symposium Lecture Sign Up PDF (162 kb)
Community Display Area Registration PDF (162 kb)
Group Scheduling Sign Up for Non-Profits PDF (162 kb)


The 38th Voyage

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

New Bedford Homecoming Sponsorship Opportunities

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Unique sponsorship opportunities include significant recognition and high visibility in all elements of the event. (PDF)

New Bedford Homecoming Schedule

The city is planning 9 days of concerts, programs, regattas, whaleboat races and parades, a whaling history symposium, public ceremonies and much more! June 28 - July 6

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

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The 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Library affords Morgan enthusiasts the ability to glimpse first-hand into her past through an assortment of rare historical documents complemented by many scholarly publications.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

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

Images from our collections

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From our earliest days the Museum has collected images and objects related to the Charles W. Morgan.

Beetle Whaleboat

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Our Beetle Whaleboat is now fully constructed and will  join the Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport as part of its historic 38th Voyage.

Media Coverage

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A current media list including everything related to the 38th Voyage and the C.W. Morgan.

Whaling History Symposium

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Lecture Sign Up Form
Welcome scholars, collectors, armchair historians and interested nautical enthusiasts to New Bedford for an opportunity to discuss and share your interests in whaling history.


Social Media Links #38thVoyage and #CWMorgan



Mainsail Sponsors


Mayor Jon Mitchell/City of New Bedford

Senator Mark Montigny/Mass Office of Travel and Tourism


Headsail Sponsors

Anonymous Gift

Southeastern Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Standard Times



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

AFC Cable Systems 

Anonymous Gift

Michael Dury

Reynolds DeWalt

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center


Last Modified: April 18, 2014