February 22, 2012

Watery Wednesday in Bedford Massachusetts




In its 90th year, the New Bedford Whaling Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world. Telling the story of American whaling and its renowned whaling port.

The Museum's exhibits include the 89-foot half-scale model of the whaling bark Lagoda, largest ship model in the world, a 35' skeleton of a young humpback whale, and the 98-foot mural of sperm whales by noted marine artist Richard Ellis.

The Museum is located on Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of New Bedford's historic district.





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10 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

What an interesting place...I bet that pier will have some activity today with the great weather the Northeast has been having!

Lady Jane said...

Gosh I havent been here in years thanks for touring it today. LJ

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful photos and history ~ I live on Cape Ann ~ just another little 'seaport' town ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

TexWisGirl said...

i love the perspective of that first shot! neat place!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Wow what an interesting place to visit. I love anything to do with the coast and fishing...I suppose that's why I loved my trip to Cornwall England and all the old fishing villages. One day our dream is to drive up to Prince Edward Island and work our way back down to Arkansas to follow the leaves as they change. That is ONCE my dear hubby retires ;)
I know it would be a WONDERFUL experience. :)

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I love those great colors, great skeleton. Greetings.

SouthCoast Guy said...

Great pics...looks like a fun place to visit

~mel said...

I need to get out more ~ that's still one of the things on my 'bucket list' ~ see the sea.

Judy said...

Wonderful post about a place I have never heard of! Sounds like it would be a lot of fun to see it! There is a skeleton of a young right whale in the Museum of Nature, here in Ottawa, and it is just mindblowing, not to mention impossible to photograph...
You are the second person I have met with the name Ruta! The other now lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario...

2sweetnsaxy said...

Looks like a really interesting place. I love museums. Thanks for sharing! :-)