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Pictures of "A Rising Tide"
A 1964 Film Featuring Chet Huntley
New Bedford's Fishing Fleet and Industry

The photos and comments were donated by

M.L. Baron of Fairhaven, Ma

Click the pic for an enlargement

A Rising Tide - The Cuttyhunk Ferry: "Alert" dockside at Pier 3.
The Wharfinger Building in the background was a busy place for the daily morning fish auction that could set the seafood prices nationally.
A Rising Tide 2 - A dragger heads out to sea.
A Rising Tide - 3 - Remember 7UP?
Here's the bottling plant at Industrial Park
 A Rising Tide 5 - www.WhalingCity.netChet Huntley - on a Fishing boat in New Bedford, Ma.
A Rising Tide 8  - A 100ft (est) dragger dockside by the Elbrige Fish house. The New Bedford Storage Warehouse and power company stack in background. A Rising Tide 6 - www.Whal; Construction underway of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Hurricane Barrier. The stacks of the New Bedford Gas Edison and Light and fuel tank are in the background.
A Rising Tide 7 - The hustle and bustle of a New Bedford Downtown the way it used to be on a typical afternoon on Union Street 1964.
Looks like a Ford Falcon in the foreground parked to the right.
A Rising Tide 9 - What appears to be the dragger "DEBBIE AND JO ANN" headed out. The bright orange dories above the wheelhouse were a common feature of the fishing vessels at the time.
 A Rising Tide 10 - Lumpers unload another catch.
A Rising Tide 11 - Boston Nickel and Plating Co at Industrial Park. This was when things were still proudly "Made in The USA".
A Rising TIde 12 - Mayor Ed Harrington - Mayor Edward F. Harrington, City Of New Bedford. Mayor Harrington was the youngest Mayor ever elected in the city's history. As a kid, I (M.L. Baron) recall visiting the Mayor many times with my grandfather who was politically active in the city. One time the Mayor gave me a shiny silver Benjamin Franklin 50 cent piece, at 7 years old I felt it was quite the honor! A Rising Tide 13 - An Ell Vee Dee Scallop truck passes by the Moby Dick.
A Rising Tide  14 - On the way to Fairhaven headed for the Bridge. Judging by the heavy traffic, the bridge probably just closed after a boat passed through.
The car in the foreground looks like a Buick.