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Schooners on the Bay

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Produced by Louis J. Presti, David S. Cohen, Rita Moonsammy
Cinematographer: Henry L. Sayen, Louis J. Presti
Sound: Jeff Reisly
Editing: James Walsh
Copyright: New Jersey Network Production 1984
29 minutes, Color
Original format: Other, 1984
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A documentary about the wooden boats used to dredge for oysters under sail on Delaware Bay until World War Two, when they were refitted with engines. It follows two New Jersey schooners that were restored to sail for use as Windjammers to take tourists on excursions on Penobscot Bay in Maine. There are on camera interviews with the late oyster boat captain Fenton Anderson, local historian Donald H. Rolfs, and Windjammer captains Douglas J. Lee, Edward B. Glaser, and David Allen. It ends with a race between the two Windjammers to a folk song about a schooner race on Delaware Bay sung by Jim Albertson. This documentary was originally distributed by New Jersey Network and is no longer available.