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A whale of a reunion for the Charles W. Morgan

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A whaleboat returns from chasing a feeding Humpback whale to the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan in search of whales on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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Richard "Kip" Files, captain of the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan, points as he spots the spout of a feeding Humpback whale feeding in the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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A whaleboat from the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan rows toward a feeding Humpback whale on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan sails in search of whales on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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A Humpback whale flashes its flukes as it feeds in the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan sails in search of whales on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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A Humpback whale flashes its flukes as the schooner Mystic Whaler sails nearby on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan sails with escort from the tug Sirius, left, fishing vessel Roann, foreground, the yacht Rena and the schooner Mystic Whaler in search of whales on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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A Humpback whale flashes its flukes as the Mystic Seaport's restored fishing vessel Roann passes nearby on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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A feeding Humpback whale breaks the surface of the water as the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan sails nearby on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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"Stowaway" Ryan Leighton perches in the "rings" atop the foremast of the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan sails in search of whales on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan sails in search of whales on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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The historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan sails in search of whales on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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A Humpback whale feeds in the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014.

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A Humpback whale feeds in the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014.

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The crew of the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan go aloft to take-in sails as they return from sailing in search of whales on the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, will sail out Saturday and Sunday onto the sanctuary which is a popular whale watching destination.

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