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Located in the Historic District at Johnny Cake Hill, this chapel was dedicated in 1832 as a non-denominational whalemen's chapel. The building features a ship's bow pulpit and the Old Salt Box meeting room. In the novel "Moby Dick," Herman Mellville described its cenotaphs - the stone tablets inscribed with the names of whalemen lost at sea since the 1840s.

Location: 15 Johnny Cake Hill Rd., New Bedford Massachusetts 02740 Telephone 508-992-3295

Other History nearby:
(Warwick) Apponaug Village
(Newport) Astors' Beechwood Mansion and Museum
(Barrington) Barrington Town Hall
(Fall River) Battleship Cove
(Newport) Belcourt Castle
(Providence) Beneficent Congregation Church

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