I have written a book with text and photos about the person who saved the CG Lifeboat that is used in the movie “The Finest Hours.” He saved it from the scrap heap and spent a small fortune restoring from keel up it to original condition. He sold and mortgaged everything to be able to realize his dream of saving a piece of USCG maritime history with the restoration of the 36 foot motor lifeboat built for the Coast Guard in 1941. He was in negotiations with Disney Studio, but, he passed away, very young, from cancer. His family sold the boat, for much less than it cost to restore, and it was used in the movie.