- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 4, 1997
In the harbors of the world's commercial fishing ports, one vessel is dominant. From family-owned shrimpers to massive commercial vessels that set miles of net at a time, the trawler is the backbone of the world's fishing fleet.
THE GREAT SHIPS traces the history of these vital vessels back to the Yankee whaling ships, and follows their evolution over the decades.
See footage of old-time trawlers returning from the waters off New England, and go aboard the high-tech, high-speed vessels that are the state of the art in fishing today. Explore the innovations that have made trawlers safer and more efficient, but learn of the dangers and hardships that remain from people who earn their living harvesting the oceans. And travel along on a run to one of the world's most famous fisheries.
Come aboard for a stem-to-stern look at the history and technology of the ships that feed the world THE TRAWLERS.
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