Whaling Ships of New Bedford, Massachusetts

  • March 7, 2015
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Whaling vessels, New Bedford, MA, 1913

Source: Museum Syndicate

Because of profits from oil and baleen, New Bedford, Massachusetts became the wealthiest city per capita in the United States in 1850. Thanks to its deeper harbor and location on the mainland, New Bedford supplanted Nantucket as the nation’s whaling capital.