We headed over to Fall River on Sunday afternoon to visit some of the local pet friendly sights. Gracie had a great time sniffing around in a new place.
Our first stop was Portas Da Cidade (Gates of the City) along the waterfront. This monument is a replica of the 18th Century “Gates of the City” of Ponta Delgada on the Portuguese Island of San Miguel, Azores. Constructed of stone from the island, dismantled, and sent to Fall River as a gift from the people of Ponta Delgada to the people of Fall River as part of its “Sister City” cultural exchange, this monument serves as a reminder of the immigration by the Portuguese-Azorean people to the Fall River area.
Our second stop was Battleship Cove which is the home to the Massachusetts' official memorial to all Bay Staters killed in service to their nation during World War II. In addition to the Battleship Massachusetts, Battleship Cove also has the Balao-class USS Lionfish submarine, Cold War-era Hiddensee, the only Russian Missile Corvette on display in the U.S.; and the Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
We headed down the Riverway Boardwalk running along the shoreline of the Taunton River (the river located along Heritage State Park in Fall River) over to the Bicentennial Park where a bronze statue depicting the five U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsman raising the flag on Mount Surbachi on the island of Iwo Jima during the final days of World War II. This statue, about two thirds the size of the famous Marine Corp War Memorial, is the original work of famed sculptor, Felix DeWeldon.
After our stop at the USS Fall River, we went to visit the Marine Museum down the street. Situated in the Historic Waterfront area near Battleship Cove, this museum features an excellent collection of ship models and nautical memorabilia. Featured are models, photographs, and other artifacts of the golden age of majestic and elegant paddle-wheel steamships of the Fall River Line which carried passengers on overnight journeys between Fall River and New York City on the 228 mile journey along Mount Hope Bay, Narragansett Bay, and Long Island Sound beginning in 1845.
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