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Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105
Join Ruth and Abby, the national park's 1850s ladies on Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 PM.With assistance from the Junior Ranger Service Corps, they have been watching the preparation of the "Stone Fleet." Watch out, Mr. Lee, the whalers are coming!The fleet will leave promptly at 6:30 PM. Be there to cheer them on. Exploring the story of the "Stone Fleet" expands the New B Under the Sea project which invites everyone to join in with the park and partners to discover the fate of New Bedford's whaleships. Follow along and view the "Stone Fleet" as it lies underwater today at www.newbunderthesea.com courtesy of Maritime Research Division, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina Columbia. The event takes place at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's visitor center, 33 William Street, downtown New Bedford.As always, the event is open to all, and admission is free. For more information about AHA! night, go to http://www.ahanewbedford.org/
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America's nineteenth century whaling industry.The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States.The National Park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. It is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM, and offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation movie every hour on the hour from 10 AM-4 PM.The visitor center is wheelchair-accessible, and is free of charge.For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to www.nps.gov/nebe or visit the park's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP.