Harboring: New Bedford

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We have been touring harbors all summer, and we had to get New Bedford into the mix.
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Absolutely no inferiority complex at all…
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Thanks to the Internet, I look at this picture and begin awaiting the inevitable Crane Collapse video to begin. I even clicked it to start the video once, and I’m the guy who took and published the damn shot.

 

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The New Bedford/Fairhaven Hurricane Barrier can be seen in the distance. Beyond that, you’re at sea, Hoss.

 

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New Bedford is America’s highest-valued commercial fishing port. Other ports do higher volume, but New Bedford makes more cheddar. Their scallop fishery is a big player in this calculation.
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Landlubbers like you don’t know this, but what you’re looking at here is a Boat Gang. It’s tough to see, but thee boat on the right is throwing up its’ set.

 

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$369 million worth of seafood came ashore in New Bedford boats in 2011, the year that I have a figure for.

 

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Blurry shot… but if your boat has shamrocks and a Patriots helmet, your boat is going in Cranberry County Magazine, Captain.

 

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“Ah, the ladies, Chief… they hate ya goin’ out, but they love ya comin’ in…”

 

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This is the little gatekeeper house on the Fairhaven/New Bedford Bridge. The bridge is cool, it spins out and separates when a long enough line of boats need to move up the Acushnet River.
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My artist friend told me that if these boats mated, they would have a Cyan colored baby boat. OK, she didn’t tell me that, but Cyan is what you get when you mix and green. She told me the Cyan part, I made up the baby boat stuff myself.
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You can rip off Hokusai paintings only if you do them on New Bedford exterior walls and if you replace Mount Fuji with an extra wave.
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An appearance by the pirate ship The Black Dog, in Clark’s Cove.

 

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Some publicity stills for the Police Boat TV series that I’m writing.

 

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“Gonna make her an Octomom…”

 

 

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I know a Beth Anne, and she’s a distance swimmer.
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Nice red/white/blue motif here…
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More of the motif…
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A dunk on this basketball court might mean that you go into the sea.
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If you lost your Prince Henry the Navigator statue, we have it here in New Bedford.
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Got one of those, too…
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Classroom at sea…

 

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It’s like the start of the Andy Griffith show… just with an extra kid, and set in New Bedford.
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Red is a favored fishing boat color. I assume that fish like it too, until they get caught.

 

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Fish Island is the little area between New Bedford and Fairhaven. They had a gas station there until earlier this month.

 

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I have been snooping around harbors from Weymouth to Chatham to Fall River, and this is the only one I got kicked out of (and for good reasons, of course). It is funny that I was able to prowl through tony Wychmere unmolested, but I got asked to leave Fish Island.
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Cutest boat in New Bedford.

 

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This one came in second.
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Porgy and Bass

 

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Enter the Growler

 

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To correct an earlier assumption here, perhaps his is what happens if the green boat and the blue boat got a thang goin’ on.

 

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Built like a brick shiphouse…
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Every port has one…
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The Lady Of Fatima will help us mercy-kill this article with a flurry of boat names…

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“Road hog!”

 

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