June 1 - 1884: Two schooners foundering off Highland Lighthouse

Rescue ship burns a year later. 2007: "Chatham" movie debuts
Close-up of the movie poster for "The Golden Boys", filmed here on Cape Cod.

1884: Tidings of Marine Disaster

Schooner's savior nearly destroyed a year later

On this day in 1884 the Boston newspapers (there were almost a dozen back then) all reported two schooners in trouble off Cape Cod.

The steamer Linn o' Dee reported that when three miles east of Highland Light she picked up the master and crew of the schooner Cohassett, of Eastport, Me., as she foundered east of Truro.

A6-1-8-schooners-in-trouble_300 second schooner, the Chickman, was found water-logged and abandoned and towed into Boston as well.

The sequel...1885: Schooner's savior nearly destroyed a year later

On fire in a gale, the misfortunes of the Steamer Linn O'Dee

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Dec. 29, 1885 -The steamer Linn O'Dee, from Boston, which arrived here this afternoon, encountered Sunday's storm, which raged with great severity, in the Bay of Fundy...


2007: Turn on your sound and see the trailer for "Chatham"

On this day in 2007 a new movie based on the bestselling novel by Joseph C. Lincoln titled “Cap’n Eri” debuted.

Originally called “Chatham” but later changed to "The Golden Boys", it boasted an all-star cast including multiple Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor, David Carradine (Kill Bill Volume I & II), Academy Award-nominated Rip Torn (Men in Black, Wonder Boys, Marie Antoinette), Academy Award-nominated Bruce Dern (Monster, Coming Home, The Astronaut Farmer) and Academy Award nominated actress, Mariel Hemingway (Manhattan, The Contender, Deconstructing Harry).

Set on Cape Cod at the turn of the century, three retired sea captains living together decide that the only way to keep their house in order is for one of them to get married. There is just one problem, none of them wants to get married.

They decide to flip a coin and Captain Jerry Burgess (Rip Torn) loses. They place an ad for a mail order bride in a big city newspaper and a woman from Nantucket named Martha Snow (Mariel Hemingway) responds. Captain Jerry immediately gets cold feet.

In a humorous series of events, Captain Perez (Bruce Dern) hatches a plan to keep Martha in town while Captain Jerry works up his confidence to propose. However, it is Captain Zeb (David Carradine) who falls in love with her and proposes.

In the vein of Grumpy Old Men and Three Men and a Baby, this is a comic gem with lots of laughs to please audiences of all ages.

See the trailer below:

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