With introductory talk by Slater Museum Director Vivian Zoë on NFA Alumnus Charles Satterlee.
Based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest smallboat rescue in Coast Guard history, THE FINEST HOURS is a tale of courage, loyalty and honor in the face of overwhelming odds. When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinking stern. As Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his crew set out in a 12-seat rescue boat to save them, Chief Engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) struggles to buy his men more time. Packed with heroic larger-than-life action and driven by the men’s faith in their mission, themselves and one another, THE FINEST HOURS is a triumph.
The William B. Stanley Lecture Series honors Stanley’s passion for his city’s rich history by featuring an annual lecture series relevant to the history of Norwich delivered by an eminent scholar. This year, the Norwich Historical Society is collaborating with Slater Memorial Museum to present a series of events on our featured topic: The Thames River and Norwich Harbor.
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration not necessary. Please call 860.425.5563 for more information.