A whale of a reunion

The crew of 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, Mass., on Friday.
The crew of 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, Mass., on Friday. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo

The crew of 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, Mass., on Friday. 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 today and Sunday onto the sanctuary, which is a popular whale-watching destination.

A pumpback whale feeds in the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014.
A pumpback whale feeds in the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Cape Cod Friday, July 11, 2014. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
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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. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
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