New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center invited folk musician Larry Kaplan to play at the Center for the October AHA! Night. From 7–8 p.m., Larry will perform songs about working boats, […]
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Dock-u-mentaries: Double Feature Shipbuilders of Essex and Harold A. Burnham, Master Shipwright Shipbuilders of Essex - A USIA film that chronicles the life in the village of Essex in Massachusetts, a town famous for its hand-built wooden fishing boats. Scenes give a complete account of the building of one of the boats, a 70-foot trawler, […]
On the east coast of Canada, a place whose name sounds strangely familiar. The small town of Lunenburg, west of Halifax, was founded in 1753 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the 19th century, Lunenburg was one of the wealthiest towns in the British Empire, becoming prosperous through fishing and shipbuilding. This documentary […]