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PORT OF NEW BEDFORD

The World’s Most Famous Whaling Era Seaport

The New Bedford Harbor is the world’s most famous whaling era seaport and has been the number one commercial fishing port by value since 2001. Home port to more than 500 commercial scallopers and fishermen, the Port of New Bedford is a thriving working waterfront home to dozens of shoreside support businesses and services.

As one of few marine industrial working waterfronts remaining on the east coast, New Bedford’s full suite of shoreside services is also poised to support the growth of the nascent US offshore wind industry.

New Bedford’s rich history and location in beautiful Buzzard’s Bay also attracts hundreds of tourists and recreational boaters throughout the spring, summer, and fall. You can learn all about the rich history of New Bedford and its longstanding relationship with the sea at the National Park Service.

 

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