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New Bedford, Massachusetts, is New England's best place to dive into whaling history. Home to the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the 13-block New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, "The City that Lit the World" is a fascinating destination not only for its past but for its 20th-century resurgence as America's most profitable commercial fishing port.

I'll introduce you to the Whaling City on this photo tour and help you find a New Bedford hotel. Head there this weekend for the Moby-Dick Marathon!

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Sperm whale skull photo © 2007 Kim Knox Beckius.
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