New Bedford was once the whaling capital of the world. The whaling museum there is definitely worth a visit.
The harbour is bordered by New Bedford and Fairhaven and, while the chart is clear about where the anchorages are, the harbourmasters from each side disagree. We got a welcome pack from the New Bedford harbourmaster and then got moved on by the Fairhaven harbourmaster. We ended up going through the railway swing bridge into the inner lagoon.
The swing bridge to the inner harbour opening up for us
One half scale model of a whaler actually inside the whaling museum
Whale products on display. Whale oil was actually used for car transmission fluid until it was banned in 1972.