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Just Another Fish Story

Ten years ago, the people of Lubec, Maine, were met with an unpleasant surprise: an enormous finback whale had washed onto the beachfront of their tiny coastal town.

Best New Artist2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2005 / Molly Menschel / Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, USA

Ten years ago, the people of Lubec, Maine, were met with an unpleasant surprise: an enormous finback whale had washed onto the beachfront of their tiny coastal town.

As the 60-ton creature began to decompose, the town was forced to come up with a plan to get rid of it. In Just Another Fish Story, the people of Lubec relive the burial of their giant visitor and, in doing so, tell us as much about the town as the whale.

Molly Menschel won the Best New Artist Award for Just Another Fish Story in the 2005 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was produced at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2004.


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Molly Menschel

In the fall of 2004, Molly Menschel attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, where she participated in the radio program and learned about radio.


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