Filmed in Vinalhaven during the fall of 1947, Deep Waters, features Dana Andrews, Dean Stockwell, Jean Peters and Cesar Romero along with some local people and scenes. A complimentary copy for contributions of $100 or more. (We have a limited supply!)
Hollywood comes to Vinalhaven: The Making of Deep Waters A Film by: Army Armstrong DVD $17.95 (Maine residents add .90 tax) (shipping $2.25)
This documentary includes behind-the-scenes anecdotes, archival photographs and home movies, and reminiscences from island residents old enough to have experienced the production and young enough to remember! 75 minutes. 2007.
Granite By The Sea: The History of Granite Quarrying on Vinalhaven Island 1826-1939 A Film by: Army Armstrong and the Vinalhaven Historical Society DVD $17.95 (Maine residents add .90 tax) VHS $12.95 (Maine residents add .70 tax) (shipping add @2.25)
Vinalhaven Island, 15 miles off the Maine coast, has always been a fishing and lobstering center but for over 100 years it also played an important role in the building of America's cities. Many tons of granite were quarried from the island's bedrock and were cut, shaped and carved to be shipped by schooners, sloops and lighters to the East and Gulf coasts and as far west as Kansas City. The story is told using superb pictures taken by local photographers from the 1870s to the 1930s. We are shown workers from Scotland, Scandinavia, New England and Maritime Canada, the ingenious methods they devised for handling the stone, as well as some of the finished granite at such structures as the New York Customs House and columns for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. 29 Minutes. 2002.