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Sailing Home

Don Cuddy

The famed whaling ship, the Charles W. Morgan, returned last week to New Bedford, the city where it was launched in 1841. WCAI correspondent Don Cuddy has been collecting remembrances about the whaler. He speaks with Morning Edition host Dan Tritle about the ship's storied history and shares some of the anecdotes that were prompted by the Morgan's return.  The vessel will be open for public tours at the State Pier in New Bedford through Sunday, July 6th.

Host and producer Dan Tritle has wanted to be on the radio since he was five years old. A washashore from the Pacific Northwest, he's been at the job since May 2000, shortly after the station went on the air. He's a veteran of the Associated Press Radio Network and NPR, and has reported for several commercial and public radio stations. Dan also is a former staff member of the Washington State House of Representatives. As often as possible he bicycles into work on the Shining Sea Bike Path. Dan is seen frequently on stage at the Woods Hole Theater Company, Barnstable Comedy Club, Cotuit Center for the Arts and the Cape Cod Theater Project. A self-proclaimed nerd, he listens to obscure movie and TV soundtracks. Favorite movies: The Wizard of Oz and Forbidden Planet.