“The Finest Hours”: The True Story of the Coast Guard’s Greatest Rescue

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 @ 12:30pm
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton

In 1952, a blizzard hit the ocean off Cape Cod with such force that two oil tankers split in half on the same day just thirty miles apart. Author Michael Tougias, who co-wrote the international bestseller “The Finest Hours”, will discuss the decision-making during the rescue and the leadership lessons learned. While Tougias retells the story, dramatic slides of the actual rescue of the 84 sailors trapped on the sinking ship (70 of the 84 men survived) will help bring the action to life. The Disney Corporation made a movie of “The Finest Hours” starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, and Tougias will also discuss the making of the film, why parts of the film differ from the actual rescue, and how a book becomes a movie.

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30-35 · Call 5612973185

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 @ 12:30pm · add to calendar 2023-02-21 12:30:00 2023-02-21 15:30:00 America/New_York “The Finest Hours”: The True Story of the Coast Guard’s Greatest Rescue https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/954753/the-finest-hours-the-true-story-of-the-coast-guards-greatest-rescue Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL, 33431

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