If you're like me and are curious about these giant stacks sticking out along New Bedford's waterfront, I have the answer.

These big black stacks have been in place for a couple of months, but I only just noticed them.

These giant pipes are for something called a jack-up rig.  Here's a nifty video showing how a jack-up rig works for a better visual:

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Downtown New Bedford Then and Now

The development of Downtown New Bedford has happened slowly and steadily. It's not something that happened overnight, but New Bedford has changed quite a bit over the past 10 or so years. Here's a look at then and now.

Gallery Credit: Michael Rock

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