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Term: New Bedford

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Located on Acuchnet river; became fishing community & whaling port late 18th cen.; harbor attacked & burned by British during Revolutionary War in 1778; noted for Seaman's Bethel chapel, discribed in Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick. on the right bank ofthe Acushnet River 1.1 mi. W of Fairhaven T.H.; City of New Bedford.

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American, 1847 - 1917