Awards Dinner Tributes
The National Maritime Historical Society actively supports film production on a broad range of maritime related topics, including biographical tribute videos highlighting the work of outstanding individuals and organizations involved in the preservation of our maritime heritage. Produced by NMHS Vice-Chairman Richardo R. Lopes/Voyage Digital Media and camerman/editor Alessandro Lopes, the videos are a highlight of the Society’s Annual Awards and Maritime Awards Dinners, each year mesmerizing audiences and bringing the histories of the awardees to life. You can view videos on our YouTube Channel, including this most recent tribute to Captain Bert Rogers from our 2017 Annual Awards Dinner.
Documentaries & Film Series
The Society has also partnered with Voyage Digital Media to sponsor documentaries highlighting our common maritime heritage. Sails over Ice and Seas, a 4 part-documentary series, is a voyage through history told through the amazing life’s story of the schooner Ernestina-Morrissey. Flight 1549: Miracles on the Hudson is a feature-length documentary showcasing the remarkable maritime rescue and one-on-one retelling of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s and co-pilot Jeff Skiles’ dramatic 2009 landing in the freezing waters of the Hudson River. Both documentaries are intended for broadcast on national television, with adapted versions for theatrical and film festival release.
Watch the Trailer for Sails over Ice and Seas, the 4-part documentary series on history seen through the life and times of the schooner Ernestina-Morrissey. Currently in post-production thanks in part to generous support from the H. F. Lenfest Foundation, the film series explores the 123-year history of this National Historic Landmark spanning her launch in 1894 as a dory fishing schooner through the Grand Banks fishing era, Arctic exploration in the early 20th century, Cape Verdean packet trading in the mid-20th century and environmental and marine science educational programming, sail training and ship preservation today. Historically significant in her own right, the story of Ernestina-Morrissey far surpasses the story of any one ship, weaving themes in not just maritime history but also the history of maritime economics and trade, sea exploration, immigration, and a history of environmental and maritime-related sciences that is relevant to this day.