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Working Waterfront Festival  |  Dartmouth  |  2005 

In September 2004, the Working Waterfront Festival gave 12,000 New Bedford residents a taste of the lives, skills, and traditions of the area's rich commercial fishing industry. The festival helped to illuminate the culture of the working waterfront by weaving demonstrations and narrative about the fishermen's work with art, folklore, literature, history, and song inspired by the fishing community. The festival was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from the community, and plans for the next year's Working Waterfront Festival.

Musicians performing at waterfront festival

Funded by the Dartmouth Cultural Council in 2005
Grant Recipient: Community Economic Development Center, $1,000

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