Salt Stories Blog Archive January, 2012
In this collage, five Port Clyde residents describe their sense of pride in the place they live. A young lobsterman, a banjo player, a commercial fisherman, a mother of three, and a retired dentist each express why they embody Port Clyde.
Produced by Molly Jean Bennett, Emily Chin, and Katrina Herzog.
Photos: Katrina Herzog
Audio Editing: Emily Chin
Multimedia Editing: Molly Jean Bennett
From the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
The description of a place through the lens of postcards sent home. The piece asks the question: why go to Port Clyde? Eight people answer this in their own unique way, via a postcard home.
Produced by: Jordan Fletcher, Radio Producer. Maria Reyburn, Radio Producer. Lisa Mattingly, Writer, Photographer from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
This story focuses on the relationship between a grandfather and grandson and the family legacy passed down between generations. Highlighting the Anderson family of Port Clyde, Maine, this short documentary is a portrayal of the strong influence of grandfathers on grandsons. In this family, where fishing has been a historical way of life, ever-changing times raise the issue of impermanence.
As shoppers flocked to stores on Black Friday, marking the official start of the holiday shopping season, two Salt radio producers, Jordan Fletcher and Jessie Wright-Mendoza, headed to the Maine Mall and brought back this story.
On September 24, 1970, an explosion and fire flattened the Port Clyde Sardine factory. "The explosion, it went hundred of feet, those great big timbers went hundreds of feet in the air," remembers volunteer fireman Wayne Hilt in Memories of a Fire, a video produced by Alex Acquisto, Ashley Cleek, Nellie Large, and Emma Weatherill, students at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. "When I looked up, those great big timbers, 24-foot long ones, went spinning. Cans, wood, timbers. I said, 'This is it. I've had it.'"