- published: 25 Mar 2011
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Thanks to a friend of mine for capturing this for me.
This restored full color version film from the MLBaron Historic Archives / The West Island Weather Station. Life in New Bedford in 1952 shows a vibrant growing city after World War 2. People at work, a bustling downtown and busy fishing fleet are depicted with a city that was growing. Local plants in the city are depicted including Titleist, Revere Copper and Brass, Aerovox, Continental Screw,the Seafood Auction, Cornell-Dubilier,The Standard-Times, paperboys, Blue Bird Taxi, New Bedford Municipal Airport and the people of mutli-cultural ethnicity at play. http://www.westislandweather.com/
Take a look inside and go under the harbor through the tunnel! New Bedford enjoys its reputation as a "safe harbor" thanks to the Hurricane Barrier. The stone and steel barrier extends across the mouth of New Bedford harbor to the Fairhaven side near Fort Phoenix. It is 9,100 feet long and twenty feet above median sea level. The harbor section has two 440-ton gates in the center that can be closed during strong tides or storms to protect the inner harbor. The western section protects the city from tidal surges in Clark's Cove. This clip taken from the 1988-M.L.Baron award winning classic: "A Wind To Shake The World; The Story of The 1938 Hurricane. This was the video version of Everett S. Allen's 1976 Best Seller, chronicling the '38 Hurricane. from the historic archives of the West Island...
I went around and got some footage of the aftermath of some of the heaviest rain New Bedford MA has ever seen.
PeterPereira.com February 17, 2015 Multiple weather fronts moving across the area have left New Bedford harbor frozen from Fairhaven, east side, to New Bedford, west side. Fishing boats try to break through the ice as they prepare to head back out to sea.
New Bedford earthquake
Hurricane Irene hit New Bedford. See the Hurricane Dike in action. Outside view during the storm. Inside the harbor, even with the dike, there are boats getting damaged, and salvaged. This is a group of short unedited clips showing some of the Hurricane Irene in New Bedford. These are taken duing the storm. The video starts with a view of the Hurricane Dike. This giant structure blocks the ocean and shuts off the storm surge since the Army Core of Engineers closed it for the Irene.. There is video of salvage operations on one boat being pulled off the rocks, and video of a number of sunk and broken boats against the docks. Docks broke as one large sail boat ended up with it's stern right though the dock after it came loose off the mooring. You can see a few clips of boats sailing ...
Fall in love with New Bedford, MA, and the Seaport Cultural District! Visit New Bedford, a city famous for its whaling history, with a vibrant working waterfront, beaches and boating, art and culture, feasts and festivals, parks and playgrounds, and home to the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park! In love with New Bedford? Share the love with friends via social media! www.DestinationNewBedford.org Video by Visionary Communications, Original song written and performed by Cedric Josey, locations around New Bedford include Seafire Grill, No Problemo, Waterfront, Beaches, New Bedford Art Msueum/ArtWorks!, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford Whaling Museum, and more!
Started off on a trip to Martha's Vineyard (KMVY) but the ceiling dropped down below 3000 feet so we landed at New Bedford, MA. Great views of Block Island from 5500 feet and of Newport, RI. I will get to Martha's Vineyard one day! Probably after my Instrument rating.
Steph Machado reports.
The music of Weather Report, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter , Jaco Pastorius, Gerry Gibbs "Nice to hear graphically arranged material of Weather Report. Keep up with your creative mission!" Wayne Shorter (Co-Founder of the legendary group Weather Report) Featuring Alex Collins & Hans Glawischnig