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26:40; color; sound; V-25 DA018; S. 828
Jose Ferrer is host and narrator, greeting the viewer from the dunes. He meets with professor William Rogers of the Florida State University History Department and hears the history of the area. Viewers see fishing boats and the causeway to the island. The film also shows footage of the annual seafood festival with the blessing of the fleet, aerial shots of Apalachicola, a memorial to Dr. John Gorrie (inventor of refrigeration) and comments from some residents. Viewers see oyster tonging, shrimping, the ferry to the island, and some scuba scenes after which the divers describe sunken wrecks. There is beautiful scenic photography of beaches, hammocks and a sunset. Produced by Peter Barton Productions of Tallahassee; sponsored by Leisure Properties Inc.
Florida Memory is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.