New Bedford, Massachusetts – Whaling National Historical Park

Jim says:

On Thursday, we drove about 30 miles to arrive in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. We parked in the back yard of my cousin Bob and Donna’s.

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Parked in my cousin’s back yard.

On Friday we went to the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park about 10 miles distant. During the 1800’s it was the whaling capital of the world. Also famous for being the home-port of Captain Ahab who sought the great white whale…Moby Dick. They have a great whaling museum which is part of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. We spent about three hours wandering through this National Historical Park.

Here’s some photos…

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During the 1800’s, New Bedford was known as The City That Lit The World.
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Many Quakers lived in New Bedford during the 1800’s.
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The whaling ships amongst their prey.
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Taking care of business.
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Seamen’s Bethel (House of God)
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A tablet dedicated to lost seamen.

To see the other 49 photos I took, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/NewBedfordMA060410_1#

Here’s the official government website link for the park…
http://www.nps.gov/nebe

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about New Bedford…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Bedford,_Massachusetts

After our park visit, we crossed the river to the City of Fairhaven where I lived when I was 4-10 years old. In Fairhaven, Gene’s Famous Seafoods serves the best Fish and Chips meal in the entire world! Ymmmm!!!! Gene’s has been there since 1964 and I always stop and enjoy a great meal every time I come to this area.

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Mary tastes the New England Clam Chowder before attacking our seafood platter which contains scallops, shrimp, clams, fish and french fries.

After our meal I showed Mary the area of Fairhaven where I lived as a young boy. My grand-father and father built our home at 29 Sconticut Neck road.

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My home when I was 5-10 years old.

Fairhaven has its own famous history. Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Fairhaven…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairhaven,_Massachusetts

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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