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Contact: Emily G. Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105
The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, September 19th at 7:00 PM with an evening of home movies from the industry. Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the Working Waterfront Festival.Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.
The hour long program will include short videos and images of life at sea and on shore provided by fishing families.Get a firsthand view of life on a commercial fishing boat with film shot by fishermen at sea. Reminisce about the days of wooden boats and the old Scallop Festival. View images of lumpers, fish cutters, and other individuals who help bring fish from the ocean to our plates.
The Working Waterfront Festival is a project of the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern MA, a non-profit organization. The free festival, a family friendly, educational celebration of New England's commercial fishing industry, features live maritime and ethnic music, fishermen's contests, fresh seafood, vessel tours, author readings, cooking demonstrations, kids' activities and more.It all takes place on working piers and waterfront parks in New Bedford, MA, America's #1 fishing port, on the last full weekend in September, this year on September 27 and 28. www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America's nineteenth century whaling industry. The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States. The National Park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. It is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM, and offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation movie every hour on the hour from 10 AM-3 PM. For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to www.nps.gov/nebeor visit the park's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP