The Finest Hours: The True Story of the Coast Guard’s Most Daring Rescue
On February 18, 1952, a vicious Nor’easter wrecked two gigantic oil tankers less then 20 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. To save the crewmen, the Coast Guard braved towering waves that reached 70 feet, blinding snow, and one of the most dangerous shoals in the world. This daring rescue is the subject of Tougias’ award-winning book, now a movie from Disney Pictures starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. With dramatic photography, Tougias transports students into the heart of the storm, confronting them with the challenges the young heroes of the Coast Guard faced. It’s a tale about social responsibility and grace under pressure. In addition to touching on the history of the period and the science of the storm, Tougias discusses writing the book, working with a co-author and making the film, and gives tips for students to make their own writing come alive. This program is modified depending on age group.
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Storytelling, Writing Process, English Language Arts, Publication, US History, Character Education
2 shows minimum
Back-To-Back Shows: $980
Three Shows In A Row: $1,280
Travel Fee: based upon mileage
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
1 reserved parking space
Water for 1 person
Multimedia projector for Michael to hook his computer (PC) up to
Large table to display artifacts and books
Microphone if over 75 students (if possible)
Performance space must be spacious enough for the above items to fit at the front of the room with space for artist to walk around during presentation.
Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 5 minutes
Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.