Revisiting the 1950's
When Wood Was The Way
Downeast Lobsterman chronicles Maine lobstering in the mid-1950's, through a profile of one lobsterman, Pat Moore of Five Islands. Memories shared by Billy Plummer, III, lobsterman and boat builder, also of Five Islands, and reflections by folklorist and musician Bill Bonyun of Westport, tell the story. Wooden buoys and traps, handwoven head nets and carved wooden pegs were lobstering tools of bygone times that come back to life in this video.
Created from archival film, Downeast Lobsterman has preserved a segment of Maine's maritime history at the time When Wood Was The Way.
Some Reactions to the Video
"This is fantastic...terrific camera angles"
"Your cinematography is beautiful"
"All of this is gone - there is no more wood - you have captured it and preserved a way of life"
"You aren't going to see this anywhere else - this kind of archival film of lobstering just doesn't exist"
30 minutes, $19.95
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© Copyright 2006
ISBN 10: 1-880327-24-4
ISBN 13: 978-1880327-24-1
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