Dock-u-mentaries: Mark Sweitzer: Lobstering on the Erica Knight

When:
February 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
2020-02-21T19:00:00-05:00
2020-02-21T19:15:00-05:00
Where:
New Bedford Whaling Historical National Park
33 William Street
New Bedford
MA 02740
Cost:
Free
Contact:
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
508-993-8894
Dock-u-mentaries: Mark Sweitzer: Lobstering on the Erica Knight @ New Bedford Whaling Historical National Park

Mark’s first job in the fisheries – unloading the day’s catch from vessels returning to Point Judith, Rhode Island – was just a temporary way to earn some money while visiting friends after college. He simply never intended to become a commercial fisherman, and yet some 40 years later he is still at it, fishing his own boat, the Erica Knight. In this film, Mark discusses his daily life as a lobsterman and some of the challenges he faces on a daily basis. This film is part of a larger series documenting the commercial fishery in Point Judith for the Library of Congress. Film by Markham Starr.

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. The program is free and open to the public.

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