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

December 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
33 William St.
New Bedford MA 02740
Allison K Meyette

December 16, 2022 • 7 PM (Doors 6:30) • Free • NB Whaling National Historical Park Theater (33 William St, NB)

December Dock-u-mentaries: Culture and Traditional Boat Building in Lunenburg
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 richest towns in the British Empire, becoming prosperous through fishing and shipbuilding. This documentary is a touching portrait of a town and region that, after many years of decline, has been transformed from a prosperous center of fishing and wooden shipbuilding into a bustling jewel on the Canadian coast. Free Tickets:
This program is part of Fishboats: Art of the Industry. Fishboats: Art of the Industry is supported in part by a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust administered by Bank of America, along with support from the Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, and New Bedford Cultural Councils, as well as BankFive and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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