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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 16-18, 2016

Cutter Rescues

Documentary Feature, 2006, 60 min, English, U.S., Not rated

About the Film

Escanaba, Hollyhock, Mackinaw, Sundew.

Four steel ships, built to protect those who sail the Great Lakes. Two are now museums…two others rest at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Watch rare footage of rescues, interviews with rescuers and survivors, and break out the Soo Locks aboard the “Mighty Mac,” the largest cutter on the Great Lakes.

Great Lakes connection:

Stories of rescues by ships based in the Great Lakes.

Cast & Crew:

Director: Ric Mixter
Producer: Ric Mixter
Screenwriter: Ric Mixter
Original Music: David O. Norris & Dan Hall

Director’s Bio:

Ric Mixter is a Great Lakes diver, private pilot, and creator of documentaries that have found a worldwide audience on PBS, the Vision Network, and Outdoor Channel. He has been featured as an on-camera researcher for the Discovery Channel and History Channel, and is also an award-winning news reporter, working for stations all across Michigan. He created Airworthy Productions in 2000 and continues to produce industrial and fundraiser videos fulltime as a videographer.

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The 2014 festival is closed. See you next year!


Saturday, August 2, 11am
Soo Theatre

Not rated
Narrative Feature
60 min
Country of Origin: U.S.

Check out the trailer

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