|Summerfest on the New Bedford Waterfront
is in full swing for the final day today!
The first two chart images show the
track for the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet from
1:30 to 3:30 this afternoon. The Maptech Track
was set to plot an 'x' every 30 seconds. You can
see haw long it took to make the loop and where
we were moving faster or slower.
Schooner Ernestina led the
Parade counter-clockwise around the harbor,
passing in from of the reviewing stand at the end
of State Pier to be blessed. The first image
shows the ship just after passing the east face
of the peir close-on. The second image shows our
arrival back at Tonnessen Park after holding in
place off the pier while the fishing fleet
The third chart image shows
part of our track for an evening fireworks sail
with the New Bedford Standard Times Newspaper
aboard. The position of the ship shown is at
anchor for fireworks sent up from Palmer's Island
at the Hurricane Dike to our south.
Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex