The town's lobster fisherman and "Back Cove" were featured on an episode of the Discovery Channel's "Sunrise Earth".
New Harbor was also used as a filming location for the 1999 film "Message In a Bottle." ( Ref: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139462/locations) with some scenes filmed at Shaw's Wharf (Ref: http://www.travelandleisure.com/restaurants/shaws-fish-and-lobster-wharf-new-harbor). In 1922 the silent film "The Seventh Day," starring Richard Barthelmess, was also filmed in New Harbor (Ref. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013590/)