The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues Friday, October 19th at 7 PM with the 1947 documentary Lobstertown. 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.
Lobstertown is a short documentary film from 1947 about the fishing community of Corea, Maine. Following the film, ethnographic photographer Markham Starr will present an illustrated talk about his work documenting this same community more than half a century later. Starr’s work resulted in the publication of his book, Finest Kind: The Lobstermen of Corea, Maine in 2011. Markham Starr’s photographs also appear in the 2010 publication Voices from the Waterfront: A Portrait of the New Bedford Fishing Industry. The publication is available for purchase at the park’s bookstore.