Over 250 Swimmers to Cross New Bedford Harbor This Saturday

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Palmer’s Island Lighthouse, photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

Boaters who transit New Bedford Harbor should be aware that the Buzzards Bay Coalition will hold its annual Buzzards Bay Swim this Saturday, June 25, starting at 7:15 a.m. Boat traffic will be halted as the swimmers cross the harbor. 

Over 250 swimmers ages 12 to 75 will participate in the swim, which is projected to raise $100,000 for the Coalition’s work. The Swim draws participants of every age, ability and fitness level, including serious competitors, first-timers, families and swim teams.

At the finish line celebration, families and community members will enjoy food and festivities, including live music, an awards ceremony and free beach activities for children.


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