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The lobster boat DIRECTION is seen leaving New Bedford Harbor on the day of filming for the National Geogrpahic television program about offshore lobster fishing that featured it.
"New Bedford Harbor is at the mouth of the Acushnet River, which flows south into Buzzards Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The entrance to the harbor is only nine nautical miles from the beginning of the Cape Cod Canal shipping channel. The Port of New Bedford is a deep-water port with depths of 30 feet. The harbor features a hurricane barrier that stretches across the water from the south end of New Bedford to the Town of Fairhaven. The barrier’s 150-foot opening is closed during hurricane conditions and coastal storms. As a result, the harbor is one of the safest havens on the eastern seaboard." (source: "Welcome to the Port of New Bedford" - newbedford-ma.gov website)