Using a mix of current footage, brand-new interviews, vintage slides, audio and rare 8mm film unseen in almost 30 years,explores the cycle of change that surrounds Cape Ann's most popular shipwreck, a coastal tanker violently swallowed up by the Atlantic during a fierce Nor'easter in 1977. Battered by the elements both above and below the waves, she is now a meeting ground for divers with a passion for exploration, education or the thrill of simply descending to a vessel that met her untimely end. Approaching her 4th decade at rest on the bottom, the Chester A. Poling is a constant source of adventure for an ever-increasing circle of submariners.
Without question, this is a film about a shipwreck...butis also about touching history. It's about the raw power of nature - how concrete and steel eventually concede defeat. It's a film about friendships, both forging and renewing. It's about the simple truth that change is a good thing - and that the ocean always has the last word.
DVD features include:
-Director's cut -Fully Interactive Scene Access -40 minutes of deleted scenes and outtakes -Slideshow featuring photos taken while diving the Poling from 1977-1979 -Production stills slideshow -DOT/Coast Guard Marine Casualty Report on the Chester A. Poling.