Bark Wanderer of New Bedford ran aground on the rocks off Cuttyhunk in 1924. This was the last wooden ship to set sail on a whaling voyage, which ended rather spectacularly with this storm not even two days into the cruise. Scan from Albert Cook Church’s Whale Ships and Whaling.
"A Dead Whale Or A Stove Boat" Bela Pratt sculpted the statue and it was a gift from William W. Crapo. The library is on Pleasant Street in the downtown section of New Bedford and is within a few blocks and an easy walking distance to the historic district and the Whaling Museum for which the city is famous.
Gorgeous photo of the whaleship Niger of New Bedford, built in 1844. You can clearly see her fake gunports from the port (larboard) side. Most whaleships had these painted on with black and white paint to discourage pirates - the thinking was that the pirates would mistake the ships for naval vessels. Of course, once the pirates got close enough to see the whaleboats hanging from the davits, it would be clear that this was no armed frigate. Scan from Albert Cook Church’s Whale Ships and Wh
New Bedford, MA -- The spectacular Lagoda, the New Bedford Whaling Museum's half-scale model of the whaling bark. Built inside the Bourne Building in 1915-16, with funds donated by Emily Bourne in memory of her father, whaling merchant Jonathan Bourne, Jr., the Lagoda is the largest ship model in existence.
The Coffee Pot, sometimes called the Koontz Coffee Pot, was built in 1927 by David Berton Koontz to attract more customers to his service station next to Lincoln Highway/U.S. Route 30. in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Now the Bedford Coffee Pot, it sits in its restored glory at the Bedford County Fairgrounds.