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Down the Point




Down the Point

By Cindy Follett Guldemond



The trip down the Point has taken many directions over the past 70 years. “The Point” as it is referred to most often, is actually the Port of Galilee. Men have fished out of this port for decades, starting way before the breakwalls and the Escape Road were there. The people who lived there were poor; they made a scant living and fed their families on what they could catch off the beaches. This book is a take off on the book Salt of the Sea which preceded it. More stories had to be told which are important to the history of the port. Without the businesses, the fishermen, their family support at home, and the various people they worked with and communicated with along the way, Galilee would not have become a prosperous port. As a sister to three fishermen and daughter to a retired fisherman of Point Judith, I felt the port deserved recognition; these stories come from those who spent their lives down the Point.




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New Bedford, MA 02740

Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.

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