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Author Michael Tougias to present The Finest Hours

Submitted by on April 4, 2012 – 2:43 pm

Award winning author Michael Tougias will talk about his book The Finest Hours at a special evening presentation at Northern Essex Community College on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the David Hartleb Technology Center, Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St. Admission is $2.

Tougias, who lives in Plymouth Massachusetts, is a sought after lecturer, a dynamic speaker and an award winning author of 19 books, including the bestseller Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guards Most Daring Sea Rescues, as well as Ten Hours until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do.

Tougias’ co-written book, The Finest Hours is a real life adventure of the 1952 US Coast Guard’s rescue off Cape Cod. Eighty-four men were in danger of drowning when a Nor’easter split their two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, in two leaving the dozens of men on board at the Atlantic’s mercy. It is described as “capturing the wit, grit and sacrifice of Coasties and their boats”-Minn. Star Tribune. The Finest Hours is being made into a major motion picture by the Disney Corporation.

The presentation is part of a series of lectures from Life Long Learning program at Northern Essex. It is being held in partnership with Langley-Adams Library of Groveland. This is LLL’s first night time presentation and though they gear their programs toward an audience of adults over 50, adults of all ages are welcome to attend this event.

Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups, and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public. For more information or to receive a free calendar of upcoming Life Long Learning events, contact Charlene Boucher, Life Long Learning coordinator, at 978-556-3825, or