Speaking of whaling, you can go on whalewatching boat trips, which are a fun day.

Up in Maine, the perspective is that New Bedford is the center of the drug trafficking universe. People make good money fishing and leave new bedford peniless, or leave new bedford peniless because they are bringing back dope to traffic. Someone in Rockland ME wearing a "New Bedford MA" hoodie is basically either advertising, or giving credence to the idea they tend to "live hard"