November 18, 2022 • 7 PM (Doors 6:30) • Free • NB Whaling National Historical Park Theater (33 William St, NB)
Dock-u-mentaries: Double Feature Shipbuilders of Essex and Harold A. Burnham, Master Shipwright
Shipbuilders of Essex – A USIA film that chronicles the life in the village of Essex in Massachusetts, a town famous for its hand built wooden fishing boats. Scenes give a complete account of the building of one of the boats, a 70-foot trawler, the St. Rosalie.
Harold A. Burnham, Master Shipwright – Shot both in the Burnham shipyard and on the water, the film touches on shipbuilding in Essex, the Burnham family, learning from old-time boat builders, designing boats using half models, milling lumber, lofting, framing, community involvement, navigating on the water, maintaining a wooden boat, and rehabilitating a historic schooner. Free tickets: https://november2022docks.bpt.me/
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.