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Luster introduces the African-American chanteymen of the Menhaden fish pulls.
Before hydraulic net-pullers came into use in the 1950s, menhaden fishermen working the state's coasts synchronized their net work by chanty singing.
Blackfish is a type of fish considered a delicacy by New Yorkers in the early 20th-century. In Carteret County a group of Scandinavian fishermen moved to the area and brought their specially modified boats. This group of fishermen worked cooperatively and seamlessly with other fishermen and within coastal communities like Beaufort.
The Menhaden Chanteymen are a musical group in Beaufort, North Carolina. They are a group of retired African American fishermen who perform the work songs they used when fishing for menhaden. Michael Luster documented the group and coastal folk life for the North Carolina Arts Council.