The world’s last surviving wooden whaling ship is set to sail again on the 172nd anniversary of its first launch.

The  380-ton, 106-foot-long ship will be lowered into the Mystic River on  July 21, the 172nd anniversary of the vessel’s original launch in New  Bedford, Mass. Work will continue on the ship,

which is expected to  visit historic ports in New England next year, including those in  Boston; New Bedford, Mass.; New London, Conn.; Newport, R.I.;  Provincetown, Mass.; and Vineyard Haven, Mass.

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