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New England Sea Community [motion picture] Indiana U Audio-Visual Center

Indiana U Instructional Support Ser 1962
Brief Annotation:
Depicts the daily life in a seacoast town in 1845 as it is seen by Chris, a boy of thirteen, who is completing school and must choose his future occupation. Pictures the work of the town tradesmen--the shipsmith, the ships' carver, the sailmaker, the rigger, the chandler, the countinghouse proprietor, and the shipbuilder. Describes seafaring life aboard a fishing boat, a coastal trading ship, and a whaling vessel. Depicts the home life of the young boy, as well as the more elegant home of a whaling captain.
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