The Mariner's Home

The Mariner's Home (HM13HG)

Location: New Bedford, MA 02740 Bristol County
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N 41° 38.112', W 70° 55.415'

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Home Away from the Sea
Whaling men spent much of their lives at sea. The ship was their home. Back in port, most of the poor, unskilled sailors knew no one in New Bedford and were essentially homeless until the next voyage.

In 1850 the daughter of William Rotch, Jr., one of New Bedford's leading whaling merchants, donated her father's house to shelter and feed needy seamen. After the whaling industry declined, retired whalemen, merchant seamen, and fishermen lived here. The Mariners' Home provides lodging for mariners to this day.

HM NumberHM13HG
Placed ByNational Parks Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 339783 N 4611061
Decimal Degrees41.63520000, -70.92358333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 38.112', W 70° 55.415'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 38' 6.72" N, 70° 55' 24.90" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-23 1st St, New Bedford MA 02740, US
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