Photos of the Day: Working Waterfront Festival, 9-26/27-15

Scenes from the two-day Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford. ┬áThe festival, in it’s 12th year, celebrates the vibrant fishing industry and the people who make it successful.

Fisherman of 40 years Hubert Midura mends a fishing net during competition at the 14th annual Working Waterfront Festival Saturday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Fisherman of 40 years Hubert Midura mends a fishing net during competition at the 12th annual Working Waterfront Festival Saturday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Spectators watch the Tug Muster at the 14th annual Working Waterfront Festival at New Bedford Harbor Saturday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Spectators watch the Tug Muster at the 12th annual Working Waterfront Festival at New Bedford Harbor Saturday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Deckhand Louise Bartow of the tugboat Jaguar laughs prior to the Tug Muster at the 14th annual Working Waterfront Festival Saturday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Deckhand Louise Bartow of the tugboat Jaguar laughs prior to the Tug Muster at the 12th annual Working Waterfront Festival Saturday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Fisherman Dylan Monette shows off his tattoo to the crowd in the first Nautical Tattoo Contest at the 12th annual Working Waterfront Festival Sunday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Fisherman Dylan Monette shows off his tattoo to the crowd in the first Nautical Tattoo Contest at the 12th annual Working Waterfront Festival Sunday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Molly Ransbury of Tiverton, Rhode Island looks over some intricately wood-burning craftd magnets at the 12th annual Working Waterfront Festival Sunday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Molly Ransbury of Tiverton, Rhode Island looks over some intricately wood-burning crafted magnets at the 12th annual Working Waterfront Festival Sunday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Manny Correia, owner of the Seafood Hut in Acushnet, batters up some scallops and shrimp for hungry folks attending the 12th annual Working Waterfront Festival Sunday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

Manny Correia, owner of the Seafood Hut in Acushnet, batters up some scallops and shrimp for hungry folks attending the 12th annual Working Waterfront Festival Sunday afternoon. MICHAEL SMITH/STANDARD TIMES SPECIAL/SCMG

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Photos of the Day: Acushnet LNG Public Forum, 9-23-15

Bill Fricke of Spectra Energy talks with Acushnet resident Jack Costa, center, on the route of the proposed LNG pipeline through Acushent during an public open house information meeting Wednesday evening at Ford Middle School.  MICHAEL SMITH/FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Bill Fricke of Spectra Energy talks with Acushnet resident Jack Costa, center, on the route of the proposed LNG pipeline through Acushnet during an public open house information meeting Wednesday evening at Ford Middle School. MICHAEL SMITH/FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Concerned citizens of Acushnet pack Ford Middle School Wednesday evening to hear Eversource provide information and answer questions on the proposed expansion of the LNG facility on Peckham Road.  MICHAEL SMITH/FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Concerned citizens of Acushnet pack Ford Middle School Wednesday evening to hear Eversource provide information and answer questions on the proposed expansion of the LNG facility on Peckham Road. MICHAEL SMITH/FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Joe Carvalho, president of the Coalition for Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities, speaks to a panel of experts on various issues pertaining to the safety of transporting LNG during a public meeting with Eversource Wednesday evening at Ford Middle School.  MICHAEL SMITH/FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Joe Carvalho, president of the Coalition for Responsible Siting of LNG Facilities, speaks to a panel of experts on various issues pertaining to the safety of transporting LNG during a public meeting with Eversource Wednesday evening at Ford Middle School. MICHAEL SMITH/FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Photos of the Day: USNS Fall River, 9-19/20-15

The USNS Fall River, a 338-foot high-speed catamaran naval vessel, visited the city of its namesake over the weekend at Battleship Cove.

A hand crank from a 40mm anti-aircraft gun aboard the USS Massachusetts frames the USNS Fall River, a 338-foot high-speed naval catamaran vessel, docked along side the Big Mamie over the weekend.  MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

A hand crank from a 40mm anti-aircraft gun aboard the USS Massachusetts frames the USNS Fall River, a 338-foot high-speed naval catamaran vessel, docked along side the Big Mamie over the weekend. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Kai and Amira Fusco of Pawtucket, Rhode Island gaze at the USNS Fall River from the fantail of the USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove on Saturday afternoon.  The 338-foot high speed catamaran vessel was in port over the weekend.  MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Kai and Amira Fusco of Pawtucket, Rhode Island gaze at the USNS Fall River from the fantail of the USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove on Saturday afternoon. The 338-foot high speed catamaran vessel was in port over the weekend. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Crewmen of the USNS Fall River are seen through one the 338-foot long ship's ports on Saturday afternoon at Battleship Cove.  MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

Crewmen of the USNS Fall River are seen through one the 338-foot long ship’s ports on Saturday afternoon at Battleship Cove. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

The USNS Fall River steams ahead past the Braga Bridge as she leaves Battleship Cove after a weekend-long stay at the city she's named after early on Sunday morning.  MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

The USNS Fall River steams ahead past the Braga Bridge as she leaves Battleship Cove after a weekend-long stay at the city she’s named after early on Sunday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

The USNS Fall River approaches the Borden Lighthouse and the colling towers of the Brayton Point power plant in Somerset as she steams ahead leaving Battleship Cove after a weekend-long stay at the city she's named after early on Sunday morning.  MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT

The USNS Fall River approaches the Borden Lighthouse and the cooling towers of the Brayton Point power plant in Somerset as she steams ahead leaving Battleship Cove after a weekend-long stay at the city she’s named after early on Sunday morning. MICHAEL SMITH/FALL RIVER SPIRIT