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The Power Block is a mechanical pulley used to pull up or let out nets on fishing vessels. Invented and patented by Mario Puratić in 1953, the power block revolutionized purse seine net hauling. Fewer crew were needed to haul the net and purse seine fishing became safer and more productive. The 65-foot purse seiner Shenandoah's Puretic Power Block is on display in the Maritime Gallery at the Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, WA. Music Credit: Apple Inc. iMovie '09 version 8.0.6 (821) "Acoustic Sunrise" Music used in accordance with Apple Inc. iLife Software License Agreement 2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions. C. You may use the Apple and third party audio content ("Audio Content"), contained in or otherwise included with the Apple Software, on a royalty-free basis.

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