New Bedford


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New Bedford

A city of southeast Massachusetts on Buzzards Bay east-southeast of Providence, Rhode Island. Settled in the mid-1600s, it was a major whaling port in the first half of the 1800s.

New Bedford

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(Placename) a port and resort in SE Massachusetts, near Buzzards Bay: settled by Plymouth colonists in 1652; a leading whaling port (18th–19th centuries). Pop: 94 112 (2003 est)

New` Bed′ford


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a seaport in SE Massachusetts. 98,330.
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Besides though New Bedford has of late been gradually monopolizing the business of whaling, and though in this matter poor old Nantucket is now much behind her, yet Nantucket was her great original --the Tyre of this Carthage; --the place where the first dead American whale was stranded.
He was a stranger to nearly every member of that body; but, having recently made his escape from the south- ern prison-house of bondage, and feeling his curiosity excited to ascertain the principles and measures of the abolitionists,--of whom he had heard a somewhat vague description while he was a slave,--he was in- duced to give his attendance, on the occasion al- luded to, though at that time a resident in New Bedford.
But this was very far North, be it remembered, where beer agrees well with the constitution; upon the Equator, in our southern fishery, beer would be apt to make the harpooneer sleepy at the mast-head and boozy in his boat; and grievous loss might ensue to Nantucket and New Bedford.
At any rate, he once more signed a ship's articles, and on January 1, 1841, sailed from New Bedford harbour in the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific Ocean and the sperm fishery.
100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the New Bedford Wellness Initiative/New Bedford Boys and Girls Club Adult Programming.
SunEdison and BlueWave Capital have now installed 16 MW of solar for New Bedford and enabled the city to achieve its ambitious goal of generating two thirds of its electricity from renewable sources.
Tenders are invited for Security and Access Control project located at the New Bedford High School
HIGH LINER FOODS HAS TEAMED UP with United Way of Greater New Bedford, Massachusetts Fisherman's Partnership to provide short-term emergency aid for individuals and families relying on fishing or the seafood industry for their livelihood.
Burial will be held at a later date in New Bedford.
AP) -- A pilot program called "Middle College" that's helped some New Bedford high school dropouts continue school can't accept any new city students because of funding woes.
Award winners include Carla Brito of New Bedford High School, Marissa Campbell of Dennis-Yarmouth High School, Emmaline Concordia of Nauset Regional High School, Kayla Crook of Barnstable High School, Geonassis DeJesus Zayas of Taunton High School, Anita Bela Fonseca Goncalves of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, Renne Lavigne of Riverview School, Erica Leonard of Bridgewater-Raynham High School, Samantha MacRae of Mashpee High School, Dorothy Mahoney-Pacheco of Bishop Stand High School, Nicholas Pacheco of Old Rochester Regional Vocational Technical High School, Marina Rocha of Greater New Bedford Regional Vocazional Technical High School and Lynden Sparks of Falmouth High School
Chapters explore how mobilization for war transformed New Bedford as part of the Union's home front; New Bedford volunteers who served in the Civil War, whaling and manufacturing in wartime New Bedford, the post-Civil War era, and more.
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