33 William Street
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, in partnership with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, is pleased to present Ruthie B, Ruthie B as the Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m.
This film provides an intimate portrait of a fishing family; the story of Captain Bill Blount and his wife Ruth, the last offshore fishing family on Nantucket. Bill spent more than a half century fishing and even built and designed the boat he named F/V Ruthie B. Learn about their struggles to stay afloat financially and Bill’s determination to pursue a career that gives him satisfaction if not monetary rewards. Recently Bill and Ruth relocated to New Bedford and will be attending the screening to answer questions following the film.
Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.