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Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series “Tugging Through Time”; Documentary and Slideshow

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Tugging Through Time (Markham Starr photo)

The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, November 15th with an evening devoted to tugboats. The film Tugging Through Time will be screened, as well as a short slide show of local tugs at work. 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.

Tugging Through Time, a documentary produced by Third Wave Films, is the story of New York Harbor tugboats, from the first steam ferries, to today’s state of the art Z Drive Tractor Tugs. The film combines rare footage of early steam tugs, on board footage of today’s modern tugs at work, interviews with tugboat company presidents, and an original soundtrack. The film will be followed by a slide show depicting a decade of work at the New Bedford-based Tucker Roy Marine Towing and Salvage Company (circa 2000-2010). Members of the Roy family, which has three generations of tug boat operators, will be on hand to answer questions about the work of tugboats and barges.


About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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