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Morro Bay Maritime Museum premieres new documentary - "Morro Bay - 'Once' the Abalone Capital of the World"

Monday, August 23, 2021, 2:00 AM - 4:00 AM


PREMIERING SOON . . . FIRST-EVER MB ABALONE FISHERY DOCUMENTARY, FEATURING LONG-LOST FILM OF EARLY HARD-HAT DIVING. SEE rare early 1950s era underwater hard-hat diving film footage in the first-ever documentary about the Morro Bay abalone fishery, premiering this month. The non-profit Morro Bay Maritime Museum is inviting the public to a showing of "Morro Bay - ‘Once' the Abalone Capital of the World," at the Morro Bay Theatre, August 22 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, on sale at the MBMM or the door, are $10 for MBMM members and $15 for the public. From the early Chinese and Japanese divers, to the local pioneering families, discover what made Morro Bay the abalone capital of the world just a generation or two ago. In a fabulous stroke of luck, Morro Bay's golden age of abalone was captured in photos and film by a farm boy from Iowa, who came to Morro Bay following his California dream. He became an abalone diver and photographer. Glen Bickford caught on film the good times for divers, when abundant abalone covered underwater reefs. From the early 1900s to 1962, according to the State Fish and Game Department, over 110 million pounds of abalone were landed in Morro Bay. That's about 2 million pounds per year. Abalone uplifted the local economy. At a time when there was little industry in Morro Bay, the abalone fishery gave many locals a way to earn a good living. The waterfront buzzed with abalone boats and divers. Around town, the steady beat of abalone steaks being pounded could be heard from many family-owned processing shops. Abalone was on the menu at seafood restaurants and fried breaded abalone was a common local dinner. A Q & A panel discussion about the MB Abalone Industry follows the 40-minute movie. Movie DVDs will be available at the Bay Theatre. After August 22, the movie will be available at the MB Maritime Museum and on morrobaymaritime.org.

Cost: $15; $10 Morro Bay Maritime Museum members

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