November 10, 2019; 1-4 p.m.
A Film Presentation, Exhibit and Talk by the producers Karen Raynes & Mike Garland
Video shown from 2-3PM
The model of the USS Squalus shown above was the inspiration for Karen Raynes and Mike Garland to start researching and making the documentary video Saga of the Submarine Squalus
2019 was the 80th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Squalus off the coast of New Hampshire. "We felt that the story of the rescue, salvage, and recommissioning of the Squalus as the USS Sailfish was not only a story about local history, but also a story about the greatest submarine rescue in the history of the US Navy," says Karen. This event was followed worldwide by the news media of the time.
With hours of research and Mike's talent as a videographer, the video was premiered in August, 2019 at The American Legion post #35 and the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton to an overflow audience. Throughout the year the video has been shown at seven other venues. It is also available on the HHS YouTube channel
Karen says, "For the last showing of 2019, we wanted to bring it home to the Tuck Museum of Hampton History, so that people could view the model and other items in the museum's collection, with a showing of the video from 2-3 PM, calling the event 'Squalus Sunday.'"
Karen and Mike will be available to answer questions and tell some stories about the making of the video. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.