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Dock-u-mentaries: The Port That Built A City And A State

Dock-u-mentaries: The Port that Built a City and a State

October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center
33 William Street
New Bedford
MA 02714
Programs Coordinator

Join us for our October Dock-u-mentary, “The Port that Built a City and a State: Baltimore’s Historic Maritime Television Series 1950- 1965.” Following WWII, Helen Delich Bentley, a young, female journalist in Baltimore, Maryland, became immersed in a world of mariners, longshoremen and entrepreneurs where she discovered a never ending source of stories. In 1950, she proposed a series to Baltimore’s first TV station, WMAR, that became “The Port that Built a City and State.” For 15 years, she took Marylanders behind the scenes, on tugboats and skipjacks and through the maze of businesses ringing the waterfront. This film explores Bentley and her work.

Following the film, Nancy Harding and Becky Evans, journalists who covered the New Bedford waterfront, will lead a discussion and share stories of their experiences.

The screening will take place at the National Park Theater (33 William Street, New Bedford). The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.



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