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Join us in New Bedford, America's largest commercial fishing port, to learn about the men and women who harvest the North Atlantic. Walk the decks of a scalloper, dine on fresh seafood, see fishermen's contests, and watch a cooking demonstrations. Experience the workings of the industry which brings seafood from the ocean to your plate.
Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Festival held rain or shine!
NB Port Society, WHALE, and the Working Waterfront Festival cordially invite you to "Taste of the Port" fundraiser to benefit the "Port Society Complex" on Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 6 to 9 PM in the Jacobs Gallery, New Bedford Whaling Museum with keynote speaker Retired Congressman Barney Frank.
$100 ticket includes open bar, seafood specialties, jazz and auction. To purchase tickets, call WHALE 508-997-1776.
Calling all artists - create a design for the 2014 Festival and win $100.
Click here for details and application.
Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.
Partial funding for Dock-u-mentaries is provided by the
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts - Henry H. Crapo Foundation Fund
From colonial days through the early 1900s, the cargo-carrying coasting schooner was crucial to our nation's growth. Several thousand of these wooden sailing vessels once frequented our harbors, but by the late 1930s, only the 60-year-old Coral and a handful of other working coasters remained. Join authors Robert Demanche, Donald F. Tucker (the son of Captain Claude S. Tucker), and Caroline B. Tucker as they present an evening of stories about the last of the Fairhaven coasters.
We welcome you aboard as Captain Tucker and the Coral sail to the working waterfronts of familiar southern New England ports, crossing paths with the likes of schooner men Zeb Tilton and Charlie Sayle, artist George Gale, marine architect William Hand Jr., rumrunner Bill McCoy, Clifford Ashley (The Ashley Book of Knots), and even Dr. Seuss.
VOICES FROM THE PORT is a series of short audio pieces based on oral histories collected as part of the Working Waterfront Documentation Project. The programs are designed to provide a window into the history and culture of the working port, and encourage listeners to visit New Bedford, America's #1 Port to learn more. The project was made possible with funding from Mass Humanities.