30 Minutes, 2010
The Chesapeake Bay, once brimming with life and commerce, is dying… and it's not dying alone. It is taking with it a way of life for the thousands of watermen who have made their living on the bay for generations. It's not too late to save them both.
The Last Boat Out documentary weaves two tales: The inspiring story of a family of Virginia watermen tirelessly trying to preserve their way of life on the Chesapeake Bay. It is also the story of a bay battered by development and pollution struggling to stay alive.
The Last Boat Out goes beyond a personal story to show how poor water quality and failure to protect natural resources affects our communities. It is a story of neglect, diminishing and harvests, but it is also a story of hope and human determination. It's not too late to save the bay, and The Last Boat Out shares some strategies and technologies that some Virginia communities are doing to help replenish the bay.
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