Port Clyde sea farmers’ story documented in Maine Coast Harvest short film

Sat, 01/30/2021 - 7:15pm

    A short film highlighting Port Clyde’s John Cotton and Toni Small has been released along with two other films in a new series of short documentary films featuring some of Maine’s sea farmers. The films, which can be viewed through this page, are the latest installment of the Maine Coast Harvest series (est. 2018), and are also available view on the Maine Coast Harvest website.

    This latest body of work, filmed during the summer and fall of 2020, comprises three short films:


    (Photo courtesy Maine Aquaculture Association)


    John Cotton & Toni Small | Port Clyde

    Lifelong commercial fisherman John Cotton was unsure about growing oysters, but his excitement for a new adventure on the water was too strong to keep him from diving in headfirst. Watch Cotton and Small's story here.




    (Photo courtesy Maine Aquaculture Association)

    Emily Selinger & Amanda Moeser | Freeport and Yarmouth

    “All I did was give Emily one floating line of rope in the ocean, and that sparked a livelihood for her.” Amanda’s small gesture of kindness allowed Emily to imagine a life on the water she hadn’t considered before - as an oyster farmer. Watch Selinger Moeser 's story here




    (Photo courtesy Maine Aquaculture Association)

    Jake Patryn & Morgan-Lea Fogg | Machias  

    Jake and Morgan were looking for a way to get back to Maine and build a business on the water that they could call their own. When seaweed farming crossed their paths, it was a surprising but perfect fit. Watch Patryn and Fogg's story here.


    The films were created and funded by Bill and Patty Zimmerman (ZFund), and produced by GoodFight Media, with production support from the Maine Aquaculture Association.


    Watch the new trailer here.
    Watch all Maine Coast Harvest films here.