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 counting house 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.
Series title from Indiana University Audio-Visual Center's 1990 Film and video catalog.
Also issued in black and white.
Educational consultants: Maxine M. Dunfee, Richard M. Dorson, Edouard A. Stackpole.
Statement of Responsibility
produced by Indiana University Audio-Visual Center.
Filmed at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Connecticut.