The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues Friday, July 20th at 7 p.m. with three short seafood industry promotional films: Sardines From Maine Down East Style, Live Lobster: Maine Lobstermen and Pearl of the Atlantic. 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 p.m. 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.
These historic gems dating from the 1950s and 60s offer a wonderful glimpse into what for many was the heyday of New England’s seafood industry. Take a trip back in time to the days when scallops were routinely served in school cafeterias, lobstermen fished out of wooden boats and Maine was home to hundreds of sardine canneries. A variety of recipes are presented and Julia Child even makes a cameo appearance.