“The Wreck and Rescue of the Schooner J.H. Hartzell,” a lecture and documentary by Rich Brauer, director of the documentary. This short film, a dramatic recreation of the wreck of the J.H. Hartzell, will be accompanied by commentary from the director.
Biography of Rich Brauer
Rich Brauer is president of Brauer Productions, Inc., an independent film production company he founded in 1977 after graduating with a B.A. in Motion Picture Production and Undersea Photographic Technology from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California. He has produced and collaborated on hundreds of award-winning commercial and educational projects for clients as diverse as The History Channel, Twentieth Century Fox, Animal Planet, Pure Michigan, Harcourt-Brace Publishing, EDS, Society of American Foresters, Subway Sandwiches, U.S. Coast Guard, National Park Service and many others. Brauer also produced a series of educational films focusing on Great Lakes maritime history, a subject close to his heart, which appeared on PBS. He co-founded the Maritime Heritage Alliance in 1982 and the Inland Seas Education Association in 1989.