Whaling Ship Mast Returns to Mattapoisett, MA

(inset photo) Wanderer, courtesy of Mattapoisett Historical Society. (background) Mattapoisett Harbor, New England Boating.

Sippican Week: As the last whaling ship built in Mattapoisett [Massachusetts], the Wanderer signaled the end of an era for the town.

In the 135 years since it left Mattapoisett Harbor, it has become an icon of its history, and now a piece of the whaling ship has returned to its home port.

The foremast of the ship, approximately 34’ long, was donated to the Mattapoisett Museum at the end of November.

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