Maritime Underpinnings of Colonial New Bedford

  • Mike Dyer New Bedford Whaling Museum


Long-standing family relations in England in the foundation and management of the East India Company, particularly between the Howland and Russell families of Bedfordshire, came to be mirrored in the colonial settlement of the Old Dartmouth region in southeastern Massachusetts, and subsequently, in the business structures of the later whale fishery from the port of New Bedford, MA.