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FINEST KIND: The New Bedford Fishing Industry – DVD




Written and Directed by: Keven Kertscher

Executive Producer: Laura Orleans

Narrated by: Tom Jansen

Featuring: Reidar Bendiksen, Paul Doucette, Rodney Avila, Celeste Viera, Jim Dwyer, Joe Thomas


Working hundreds of miles offshore for weeks at a time, New Bedford fishermen transformed their city into the nation’s highest grossing fishing port. To these fishermen and their families, “Finest Kind” meant “The Best.” Through tumultuous storms, technological innovations, and a love of the sea, these men prove time and again what it means to be New Bedford’s Finest Kind.

*Includes Bonus Materials

RUNTIME: 18 minutes plus ten 2-minute bonus tracks

Additional information

Weight 5.4 oz
Dimensions 11 × 7 in



38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.

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