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Dock-u-mentaries Update: For health and safety reasons, the in-person Dock-u-mentaries Series has been postponed. Please join us for our virtual Dock-u-mentary Discussions over the coming months!

Thank you to BankFive for their support of our Dock-u-mentaries Series.

Films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Dock-U-Mentaries is open to the public and presented free of charge.

May 2020

May 15 at 7:30pm

Big Dreams from Karmøy to Hawaii: The Kaare Ness Story

Join us (virtually!) at 7:30pm on Friday, May 15th for a discussion of our May Dock-u-mentary film, “Big Dreams from Karmøy to Hawaii: The Kaare Ness Story.” Click this link to connect to our Zoom call at 7:30pm for a discussion of the film:
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Click this link to watch Big Dreams from Karmøy to Hawaii: The Kaare Ness Story on Youtube anytime before the discussion at 7:30pm:

June 2020

June 19 at 7:00pm

Voices in the Fog

Join us on Zoom for our June Dock-u-mentaries screening and discussion of the film “Voices in the Fog.” We will be watching the film together on Zoom. Filmmaker Pedro Marnoto and former member of the Portuguese White Fleet Joaquim Pereira will join us after the film for a Q&A Discussion. Click the following link to join the Zoom meeting,

From 1900 to 1974, men traveled on large ships from mainland Portugal to fish for cod off the coast of Newfoundland and Greenland. Because cod was such a valuable commodity men could avoid military conscription by “enlisting” as part of the White Fleet.

Click here to watch the trailer for “Voices in the Fog,”

July 2020

July 17

Stay tuned for more information on the July Dock-u-mentary Discussion.



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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