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Tuna: From Catch to Can
Description: All aspects of the Tuna industry circa 1950s
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Clip #: MF-12B
Length: 25:25
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Subject: Fishing
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1950s, California, San Diego, Chicken of the Sea, Pacific Ocean, animated mermaid, supermarket, grocery store, cans of tuna stacked on shelf, woman and children shopping, Embarcadero, Chicken of the Sea tuna clippers, fishing vessels, ship’s hold, engine, 2 way radio, radar, skipper, crew, fishermen, gear being loaded onto clipper and compactly stored, sleeping bunks, wives and children saying goodbye, chief engineer starting engine, men waving goodbye as clipper begins voyage, skipper plotting course, compass, crew stacking net in skiff, bait grounds, crew lowering equipment over side of boat, bait receiver, speedboat, skiff, crew fishing for anchoveta used as bait, pelicans, small shark, anchoveta transferred from net to receiver, receiver towed back to clipper and into hold, chum, men preparing equipment for tuna fishing, galley, cook, mess hall, crew eating breakfast, mastman, barrelman, crow’s nest, porpoises, bridge, binoculars, tuna birds, crew getting dressed in protective clothing and getting equipment ready, chummer throwing out live bait, fishermen catching tuna with unbaited hooks and throwing on deck, spinning porpoises, man shooting shark, barracuda, tuna moved to quick freeze brine in hold, crew eating dinner, crew relaxing, man playing guitar, men reading, watching film, chapel, clipper pushing further south, fishermen struggling to catch large tuna, full hold, clipper heading home, crew cleaning clipper, rough seas, clipper entering San Diego Harbor, tuna unloaded from hold through sluice to weighing table, thawing pens, canned tuna production facility, processing and packing plant, male workers, butchering, racked according to size for cooking, cooker, cooling room, cleaning tables, female workers in white gowns and hats cleaning and scraping, loins, chopper, guillotine, cans being filled and weighed before oil is added, capped and sealed, baskets of cans cooked inside retort, cans cooled and inspected for weight and proper vacuum, spot checks of meat, unscrambler, elevator, labeling machine, packing cases, stacked cases transported on forklift, supermarket, grocery store, woman and children putting tuna cans in cart, woman emptying can of tuna into bowl in kitchen, recipes / people eating various meals using canned tuna, dietetic canned tuna, tuna casserole in center of dining table

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