Author Michael Tougias tells the story of the historic rescue of 70 sailors on two sinking ships during a 1952 blizzard off the coast of New England. Tougias will use over fifty original photographs of the rescue and explain some of the acts of heroism and leadership so astonishing that Disney has collaborated with Tougias to make a movie about the event. At the end of the lecture, Tougias will facilitate a discussion about bravery, heroism, and how the generosity of the human spirit can compel all of us to help those in need.
Funded project of Vermont Humanities. Vermont Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.