Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fish Printing on the Fish Pier

   Early Sunday morning many of Save the Harbor's staff congregated on the Boston Fish Pier to celebrate the annual Seafood Festival. It was an invigorating sight to see the normally quiet Fish Pier transform into a bustling and energetic attraction for all to enjoy. I have never seen so many people on the pier at once. An area that is normally devoid of any people suddenly had hundreds of people, as well as tents from various organizations. The Save the Harbor team worked on fish printing the entire event. Fish printing is relatively easy; all it requires is a fish and some colored ink. First, the fish needs to be placed on some sheets of paper so the ink doesn't run through. Next, the entire side of the fish needs to be brushed with colored ink. The last step is to place a sheet of paper on top and let the ink show through.

A child brushes a flounder with ink

    Before the event even began, the weather didn't look too good. The entire event was rained on, but that didn't stop passerby's from stopping at our tent to make fish prints! The fact that people still came despite the relentless downpour is a testament to how interactive and amazing the event was! The rain didn't impede on the overall enthusiasm and excitement of the event whatsoever. I hope to attend more events like this in the future!

Finished products!

-Vinh Tran
Lead Harbor Explorer

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