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Voices from the Waterfront

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VOICES FROM THE WATERFRONT illuminates the real personalities behind the sound bites typical of the evening news, taking us into the lives and waterfront activities normally seen from our passing cars.

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TITLE: Voices from the Waterfront: Portrait of the New Bedford Fishing Industry

AUTHOR: by Markham Starr (Author & Photographer), Kirsten Bendiksen (Author), Laura Orleans (Author)

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Pouring nearly a billion dollars into the local economy, New Bedford is the largest fishing port in the Unites States. Along with the men and women who fish local waters, countless other trades support the fishing fleet, creating a vibrant and powerful economic engine centered in the heart of New England. The portraits within this book of the individuals who work the waterfront provide a window into the complexity of the industry as a whole. The fishermen themselves, those who build the gear they use in daily operations, the lumpers who unload the boats after each trip, and the many others who process and sell the catch tell us in their own words what life is like behind the scenes both at sea and ashore. Talented, inventive, and industrious, the women and men of the port continue the many traditions handed down by their ancestors. VOICES FROM THE WATERFRONT illuminates the real personalities behind the sound bites typical of the evening news, taking us into the lives and waterfront activities normally seen from our passing cars.

PAGES: 80 pages

LANGUAGE: English

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Weight 6.8 oz
Dimensions 11 × 9 in

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New Bedford, MA 02740
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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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