10 Items in This Collection
1) [Seapro project] Tape 1
NHF viewing notes: Dated 10-06-1988. Wide shot of plant from O'Hara's Dock. Zoom by boats to plant at dusk. Gulls. Russian processing boat at dusk. 'Coastal Cruiser' boat. Plant. Cruise...   more
2) [Seapro project] Tape 2
NHF viewing notes: Unloading fish, processing, pressing and drying of fish. Log notes from Bob McIntire as follows: Unloading fish from hold of Coastal Cruiser (CC) 240 ton. Henry Eusti...   more
3) [Seapro project] Tape 3
NHF viewing notes: interviews with bagger room operator George Grotton, dryer room operator Frank Bearman, and evaporator operator Ralph Roman. 'Coastal Cruiser' and 'Sea Leader' boats....   more
4) [Seapro project] Tape 4
NHF viewing notes: Dated 10-06-1988. Rockland harbor, interview with 'Sea Leader' boat's captain Philip Reeves, lobster boat, ferry, holding tanks. Log notes from Bob McIntire as follow...   more
5) [Seapro project] Tape 5
NHF viewing notes: Dated 10-07-1988. Aerial view of Rockland, Russian processing boat, Rockport, Camden, Belfast. Pilot Art Smith describes spotting fish from airplane. Searsport 'Sea L...   more
6) [Seapro project] Tape 6
NHF viewing notes: Aerial of Henhouse [building Northeast Historic Film was located in, in 1988] in South Blue Hill, Me., fly-by of Seapro fish processing plant in Rockland. Russian fis...   more
7) [Seapro project] Tape 7
NHF viewing notes: Dated 10-07-1988. Maintenance worker Bruce Royer, office workers, 'Jubilee' boat, interview with boat captain Dale Prentiss, cooker, dryer, conveyor, fish storage tan...   more
8) [Seapro project] Tape 8
NHF viewing notes: Dated 10-07-1988. Boiler, seafood waste truck, fish oil storage tanks. 'No Fishing Allowed' sign. North End shipyard. 'Mercantile' boat. Fish meal coming out of dryer...   more
9) [Seapro project] Tape 9
NHF viewing notes: Joe Vanorse operating forklift to move crates of fish meal, Ralph Roman inspecting evaporators, testing fish oil, fish waste, zoom shot of plant. Log notes from Bob M...   more
10) [Seapro project] Tape 10
NHF viewing notes: Bulk storage area, downtown Rockland, chimney, bio filter, plant exterior, forklifts. Interview of Loy Linscott, Jr. Wash house, schooner, fish meal processing. More...   more
Seapro Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (200 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Collection contains unedited footage, [Seapro Project], a series of ten videotapes recording the workings of the Seapro fish processing plant immediately before it closed in October 1988. Footage shows boats hauling fish, various plant operations, and interviews with employees.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Seapro, Inc. in Rockland was the last factory on the east coast of the United States to process crushed pogies into fish-meal, fertilizer, and other by-products. It was closed in October 1988 under pressure from the local community because of the foul smell emitted by the plant. Robert McIntire was an independent Maine media producer based in Orono.
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