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Big Boats, Little Boats

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 10 AM – 6 PM

free celebration of commercial fishing culture in New Bedford, MA, the #1 Fishing Port in the Country

Through exhibits, demonstrations, walking tours, dockside vessel tours, author readings, and performances, the event  showcases industry skills, fisheries science, and sustainable seafood.  A display of model fishing boats  complements the Center’s fall exhibit F/V Innovation chronicling the history of vessels and gear and honoring the contributions of local industry innovators.

Activities take place in and around the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (38 Bethel Street) and on Steamship Pier (walking and vessel tours) and City Pier 3 (harbor tours) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A free shuttle will run in a loop between the Center and the waterfront.

presented as part of William Street Bow to Stern

We invite you to support New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc.

Supporters such as you help us preserve and present the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future, through exhibits, programs, and archives. We thank you on behalf of the children we serve, the community we engage, and the many members and visitors who benefit from your generous gift.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductable as allowed by law.