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Folk Musician Larry Kaplan

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA

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, […]

Dock-u-mentaries: FISH & MEN

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 33 William St., New Bedford, MA

FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how consumer demand drives the global seafood economy. Free tickets: https://october2022docks.bpt.me/

Dock-u-mentaries: Double Feature

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 33 William St., New Bedford, MA

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, […]

Dock-u-mentaries: Culture and Traditional Boat Building in Lunenburg

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 33 William St., New Bedford, MA

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 […]