ISEA Fundraiser – The Finest Hours Movie Showing

A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.

Join us for an evening of learning and entertainment.


Bay Theatre

Downtown Suttons Bay

Friday, January 29, 2016

Doors open 6:00 p.m.

Presentation 6:30 p.m.

Movie 7:00 p.m.

Ticket price:

$25 adult ticket

$15 children 10 and under

$12 US Coast Guard personnel

Ticket includes:

Lifeboat restoration presentation*

Medium popcorn

Glass of Hop Lot beer

Door prize drawings

“The Finest Hours” showing

Tickets available at the ISEA office, 100 Dame Street, Suttons Bay

Bahle’s, Downtown Suttons Bay

Also available at Will Call. Call the ISEA office, 231.271.3077.Pay for tickets and pick up at theater.



*George Powell and the company “Planksters”, a loose confederation of local shipwrights,  have operated in Suttons Bay since 2000. They build some small craft, but chiefly undertake restoration and repair of older wooden sail and power pleasure boats and more recently historic US Coast Guard vessels for a downstate client. These vessels, while arriving in various state of decay and disrepair are made whole and seaworthy again. The current project, USCG 36460, is a 1941 Motor Life Boat of the same configuration as USCG 36500, which performed the dramatic 1952 rescue featured in the film “The Finest Hours.” In fact, 36460 boat was featured in the filming of this movie.

The boat has had all structural repairs and restoration completed and awaits final wiring, equipping, painting, and fitting-out before departing this spring for the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, MI. While there on long-term loan, it will take visitors to the museum out on the water, on one of only three remaining vessels of this type still operating.







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