Tag Archives: New Bedford Whaling Museum

Biggest little whaling ship

The Lagoda, at 89 feet in length and on display in the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s central Bourne Building, has been described variously as the largest model whaling ship and the largest model ship in the world. It was built … Continue reading

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Lovely N.B. whaling district

New Bedford’s Whaling National Historical Park, the preserved area of downtown that reflects the city’s famous industry, long gone and, some will say, thankfully so, is lovely nevertheless. Billy and I walked around a bit, visited the Whaling Museum (see … Continue reading

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Whale of a museum wing

A storm threatened to lash the Whaling Museum in New Bedford yesterday, violent enough in prospect to counsel against a trip there with family. But today we went, or at least Billy and I did. Last week, despite dulcet weather … Continue reading

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Astonishing Ishmael in N.B.

Traveling with my son Billy to New Bedford today, eager to check out the new addition to its famous Whaling museum, here is my column from 1997 about the Whaling City. The aquarium proposed for N.B. has not yet been … Continue reading

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