Fairhaven and Captain Slocum

Across the Acushnet River from New Bedford is Fairhaven, where Joshua Slocum rebuilt and launched the sloop Spray before he became the first man to sail alone around the world.

There is a plaque near the spot where he worked on the ship and launched it.

And this is the view toward the harbor from the same place.

Things look a bit different around there now, I expect.

In the Fairhaven Town Hall there is a model of the Spray. I present it to you.

The town hall is a pretty amazing building in its own right, and the main auditorium has some locally-themed stained glass insets that I rather liked. This one was my favorite.

Now, vacation over, back to work! The end of the Melville project is on its way…

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