Press and Buzz About the Film

"This is the story about people in a tough spot.  It's vivid and personal.  Very directly, it opens up the bigger stories, of the collapse of the Chesapeake's shellfisheries, and our generally irresponsible management of the once-rich resources of the sea.  I'm glad I was asked to be part of it." 

-- Sam Waterston, Oscar-nominated Actor & Narrator of The Last Boat Out.


Watch the NBC review when "The Last Boat Out" premiered on television in April 2010


Read the Chesapeake Bay Foundation review of the film after viewing at the Mariners' Museum Sneak Preview Party in Newport News, VA

oceana_logo Read the Oceana review of the film after viewing it at the U.S. Capitol Congressional Screening in Washington, DC
USC_logo Read the Congressional Water Caucus letter of support for "The Last Boat Out"
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Read the Daily Press review of the film

Quotes About the Film

"...Here’s a genuine tip: When your local public television station airs The Last Boat Out this spring, watch it.... I hope it drives viewers to take action to help Save the Bay. …the film reveals the … fiercely independent nature of the watermen, and the difficult future they face as the Bay’s once bountiful seafood harvests dwindle and blue-collar, working waterfronts are displaced by pleasure-boat  marinas and upscale condos…”

-- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

"…(the film) can help us bring about real social change regarding issues of water quality along the Chesapeake Bay watershed…we support efforts to help …The Last Boat Out create awareness of the environmental and social challenges of the Chesapeake Bay."

-- Members of the Congressional Water Caucus

“(The film is) right on target. Every emotion the watermen in the film feel, I have felt. Every decision they struggle with, I have struggled with. They’re in a tough, tough spot.”

-- Tommy Leggett, Oyster Restoration & Fisheries Scientist and Working Waterman

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