New Bedford, MA – The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will host Unusual Catches Day on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Every fisherman has experienced catching a strange object in their net or dredge. Alan Cass, a retired fisherman and Center volunteer, says he has caught everything including a kitchen sink. Many fishermen have a collection of these items found while sorting the catch on deck. From fossils to old tools to pieces of wooden ships to strange objects, these items come back to shore and are keepsakes for the finder.
Active and retired fishermen are invited to bring their treasures from the deep to Unusual Catches Day. Maritime archeologists will be at the Center to examine the treasures and provide more information about each piece. This event will provide an opportunity for the fishermen and the public to learn more about these artifacts.
This event is free and open to the public. The Center is located at 38 Bethel Street in New Bedford’s historic downtown and is handicap accessible through the parking lot entrance. Free off-street parking available.
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the commercial fishing industry past, present, and future through archives, exhibits, and programs. For more information please contact the Fishing Heritage Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 993-8894.