Film chronicles stories of a changing Seabreeze – “A Sense of Place,” which explores local coastal history from the unique perspective of area black fishermen and women, will premiere Friday night at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

When Joe Farrow Jr. and Luther Hardis McQuillan first started fishing the Intracoastal Waterway at Myrtle Grove Sound as children in the 1930s, Seabreeze was bustling with tourists and the black resort town was known for its clam fritters and juke joints. In those days, the men – now 84 and 90, respectively – would fish with family members and sell their catch of mullet, speckled trout and flounder to one of the restaurants in the little community north of Carolina Beach, or to fish markets in Wilmington. Their wooden boats didn’t have motors and were often homemade. continued

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