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New Bedford's Working Waterfront | by Frank C. Grace (Trig Photography)
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New Bedford's Working Waterfront

Here is the water front under some dark and cloudy skies. The 2012 Working Waterfront is scheduled for Saturday September 29th at 11 AM and ends the day at 6 PM.

    

For some great info on the event later this year, visit the New Bedford Guide link here: www.newbedfordguide.com/new-bedfords-working-waterfront-f...

    

From that link:

    

"New Bedford was once called the city that 'lit up the world'. As a whaling port, New Bedford was one of the most important harbors in the world as a leading industry for refined whale oil and candles which were manufactured from these marine mammals. Whale oil and candles produced in New Bedford brought light to countries across the globe during the 19th century, making New Bedford one of the richest cities in the world.

    

Whaling is a thing of the past, but the waterfront still remains an essential fixture of our economy because of the fact that America’s oldest industry still operates in our harbor; the fishing industry. September 29th and 30th, 2012 will mark the 9th annual Working Waterfront Festival which celebrates commercial fishing. New Bedford is America’s largest commercial fishing port and the annual festival has attracted attention from people across the country, especially after having been named a 'Top 20 Travel Event' by the National Geographic’s Traveler magazine in 2011."

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Taken on June 19, 2012