This is a story about the Port Clyde Sardine factory explosion in September, 1970. Our aim was to convey not only the destruction itself, but the reverberating effects the factory’s explosion had on the small port village, both socially and economically. Port Clyde is a microcosm of what has happened to the sardine canning industry in the last fifty years. We wanted to capture a bird’s-eye-view of the deterioration of the industry. But, more importantly, we wanted to show what it was like to lose one’s job, and what the factory meant to the citizens of Port Clyde.