What is W.h.a.l.e.?
The Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE, also known as WHALE, is a non-profit historic preservation organization located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Its mission is: "to promote the value and reuse of greater New Bedford's historic structures through preservation, education and advocacy". The organization often promotes its cause with the words of one of its founders, Sarah Delano (President of WHALE, 1966-1982). Delano said, "if you bulldoze your heritage, you become just anywhere".
W.H.A.L.E. has played a significant role in the revitalization of downtown