New Bedford

The Lagoda, a half-size model of a historic whaling vessel.
The Lagoda, a half-size model of a historic whaling vessel.

I spent a quiet weekend in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which is along the coast next to the town of Dartmouth and across the straight from Martha’s Vineyard.  I was there to attend a wedding, but had time to discover the fascinating history behind this town, now striving to become a tourist destination after what was no doubt decades of decline following the booming industrial whaling years in the nineteenth century.  My hotel was directly opposite the pier where modern fishing boats are docked, and just a few blocks from the New Bedford Whaling Museum.  Outstanding museum! At right is the Lagoda, a half-scale model of a historic whaling vessel, built inside the museum. Below is a photo of the docks at sunset.  I posted a few more photos in my smugmug.

Fishing ships docked at the New Bedford pier.
Fishing ships docked at the New Bedford pier.
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