New Bedford

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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.
 
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The swing bridge to the inner harbour opening up for us
 
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One half scale model of a whaler actually inside the whaling museum
 
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Whale products on display.  Whale oil was actually used for car transmission fluid until it was banned in 1972.