After 12 years, the Working Waterfront Festival did not return last year, to the disappointment of many. So this year, the Fishing Heritage Center, which was created out of the WWF and its volunteers, held a smaller version of the event in downtown New Bedford and on the Working Waterfront. Held at two locations, the Heritage Center on Bethel Street and Steamship Pier, this year’s event had many of the same activities that other years had. Seafood, music, fisherpoetry, author events, boat tours, whaleboat races, contests, safety demonstrations, and lots of activities for kids had downtown and the piers hopping. The scallop shucking contest was cancelled, though, because all the scallop boats came into port early due to Hurricane Jose.
For more information about the Working Waterfront Festival, visit www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org. To learn more about the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center visit www.fishingheritagecenter.org
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