Ship to Shore: How changing technology has impacted fishing families

7:00 p.m.
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
38 Bethel Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center

Until the 1940s there was no reliable way for fishing vessels to communicate with those on shore. Radio telephones, single side band radios, and marine radio operators were important innovations, allowing family members to communicate with loved ones at sea, but no conversation was private. Today, cell and satellite phones and email have facilitated ship to shore communication. Fishermen's wives will share stories about how changes in communication technology have impacted their lives.

Funded project of Mass Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.