This years Sultana Association of Descendants and Friends Reunion was a huge success. Held in Vicksburg Mississippi, the participants absorbed the rich Civil War history around town. Participants enjoy every reunion becuase they all share a common bond. Some are direct descendants of Sultana passengers and some just want to learn more about the largest maritime disaster in US history. However, it's obvious to anyone at the reunion, everyone there is passionate about the Sultana.
You can learn about the Sultana too by going to www.rememberthesultana.com
The largest Maritime Disaster in US History!
We are off and running. Check out this amazing story that will soon become and amazing Documentary. Remember the Sultana! The Largest Maritime Disaster in US History! www.rememberthesultana.com
Author Jerry Potter runs through what happened on the morning of the Sultana Disaster. ‘The Sultana story is probably one of the most incredible historical events in American history that nobody knows about. For more Interviews like this one, visit https://vimeo.com/channels/720095/91516933
Special Announcement: Sean Astin will serve as the Co-Executive Producer & Narrator of the Sultana Documentary!
Hey, everyone! Meet Sean Astin, Co-Executive Producer and Narrator of the Sultana documentary and Mark Marshall, Co-Producer of the documentary as Sean announces his formal involvement in the project. The Sultana documentary team is very fortunate to have the passion, drive, and experience of this fine actor (“The Goonies”, “Rudy”, “Lord of the Rings Trilogy”) and radio personality (“Vox Populi: Voice of ‘The Occasionally Interested’ People”). Please take a moment to hear what Sean has to say and then make a choice to join the Sultana team as we prepare to launch our Kickstarter campaign. You will be helping us bring long-delayed recognition to those who endured one of the most terrible chapters in our nation’s history. Not only that, but you’ll be ensuring the story of the Sultana and all those affected by her tragic end will never be forgotten. Thanks for your part in remembering the Sultana!
What some people may not know about Sean Astin ("The Goonies", "Rudy", "Lord of the Rings Trilogy") is that he majored with honors in History at UCLA. Sean is very passionate about history, yet he had never heard of the Sultana disaster. Just recently, after learning about this little-known event that happened just after the end of the Civil War, he was excited to hear about a documentary on the Sultana currently in the planning stages as well as a Kickstarter campaign designed to raise financing for completion of the video.
Sean said, "The new, and final, Kickstarter launch date is April 16th. Trust me, the news [we will be announcing on the launch date] is big and worth waiting for. Thank you all for your patience, and please check back regularly [at www.sultanadocumentary.com or on Facebook under "Sultana documentary"] for general updates. See you on April 16th!"