It was breezy with choppy water when we started out in New Bedford Harbor on May 14, 2022.

The mid-section of the New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge, seen in the middle of this picture, rotates to open and close. We saw that happen twice during our time in the harbor.

There was an old lightship from Nantucket...Wonder what it's doing here.

Here’s what DJ found on Wikipedia about how the lightship came to be in Nantucket.

WLV-613 (which was originally the Ambrose lightship) was berthed at the Wareham Shipyard along Main Street in Wareham, Massachusetts from about 1990 until she was moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts on December 1, 2014. The vessel (now painted as “NANTUCKET”) is now privately owned by William B. Golden and Kristen Golden, owners of WLV-612 that also served as the Nantucket station lightship. Currently, she is located in New Bedford, MA but closed to the public.

Most of the boats that we saw were fishing boats.
Another view of the New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge.
Google Earth view of our paddle around New Bedford Harbor, starting and ending in Fairhaven.


Paddling New Bedford Harbor

May 14, 2022

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