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.
Notes: a pre-bid conference is scheduled for 9:00 am on wednesday september 20, 2017, on site at 333 highland street new bedford, massachusetts.
O'er the Wide and Tractless Sea": Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt is a powerful coffee table visual history of the Yankee whale hunt and comes from the authoritative expertise of the Curator of Maritime History, New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Dyer (Curator of Maritime History at the New Bedford Whaling Museums and Old Dartmouth Historical Society), "O'er the Wide and Tractless Sea" is a unique and unreservedly recommended addition for the personal, community, and academic library American Art History collections.
Further, the company said that pursuant to this contract, it will provide environmental remediation and restoration, technical support and facility maintenance at the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site (NBHSS) in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the New Bedford Wellness Initiative/New Bedford Boys and Girls Club Adult Programming.
The new Bedford Playhouse has begun renovations on the space and plans to reopen for business in Spring 2016.
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.
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