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Author Talk: Michael Tougias author of "The Finest Hours"

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Author Talk: Michael Tougias, co-author of the book "The Finest hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea.

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Michael Tougias, co-author of The Finest Hours, will use slides of the storm, the sinking tankers, the rescues, the victims, the survivors and the heroes to tell the story of this historic event. Tougias will describe the harrowing attempts to rescue the seamen, especially focusing on four young Coast Guardsmen who must overcome insurmountable odds to save the lives of 32 crewmen stranded aboard the stern of the Pendleton. Standing between the men and their mission were towering waves that reached 70 feet, blinding snow, and one of the most dangerous shoals in the world, the dreaded Chatham Bar. The waters along the outer arm of Cape Cod are called “the graveyard of the Atlantic” for good reason, yet this rescue defies all odds.

The author will also discuss the making of the 2016 movie (staring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck), working with the screenwriters, and will share some humorous stories about the actors and his cameo in the movie.

Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities.

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