New Bedford is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts, US. In 2010, the city had a total population of 95,070 making it the 6th-largest in Massachusetts. Its total area is 62.5 km2 (24.1 ml2).
The nickname of New Bedford is "The Whaling City" - during the 19th century, it was one of the world's major, if not the most important, whaling ports, along with Nantucket, MA and New London, Connecticut. Along with Taunton and Fall River, the city make up the 3 biggest cities in Massachusetts' South Coast region. The Greater Providence-Fall River-New Bedford area shelters the largest Portuguese-American community in the US.
The Port of New Bedford currently serves as a break-bulk handler of perishable items, such as fruit and fish. It also handles other cargo. Several private and one public marinas provide limited temporary dockage for recreational boats. The port has been the top United States' fishing port in terms of dollar value of catch since 2005.
At least 3 private ferry services originate at the city of New Bedford. Seastreak has been offering fast catamaran ferry service between Martha's Vineyard and New Bedford since 2010. The Cuttyhunk Ferry Company provides scheduled ferry services to the island of Cuttyhunk. Ferry service out of New Bedford dates back to May 1818, when The Eagle steamboat carried 600 passengers across Nantucket Sound.
The New Bedford cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near New Bedford, Massachusetts.
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