Ocean Keeper
The History and Revival of the Amagansett Life-Saving Station

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Ocean Keeper
A captivating blend of archival and contemporary footage, this documentary is a historical gem. The Amagansett Life-Saving Station has been a unique centerpiece of Long Island history since it was…
Saving the Amagansett Station
Richard Barons, Director of the East Hampton Historical Society and Robert Hefner, Historic Preservation Consultant, give us a descriptive history of how they helped save the Station. Archival and present-day…
Director, Eileen Olivieri Torpey
Ms.Torpey talks about her inspiration and passion for these stories and this film.
A Walk Through the Station
Robert Hefner gives us a tour of the interior of the Station and describes how the U.S. Life-Saving Service used each room.
Joel Carmichael: Jewish Orientation
Joel Carmichael was a writer and owner of the Station for 40 years. His daughters, Isabel Carmichael and Deborah Carmichael and son, David Carmichael discuss his Jewish background and how…
Boat Room/Building Restoration Update
Robert Hefner walks us through the present-day boat room and describes how it will be restored back to its original state as a life-saving station. David Lys, Amagansett Committee Member,…
Richard Barons discusses the important and interesting role of ship wrecks in the community during the late 1800's and early 1900's.
Musical & Visual Interlude
Original music from the "Ocean Keeper" sound track highlights this lovely image compilation of the present-day Station.

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Ocean Keeper is an "if these walls could talk" documentary about the Amagansett Life-Saving Station on Long Island.
As a director, I was captivated by its unique 100-year-plus history. The film covers the Station's many incarnations which include:
44 years as a U.S. Life-Saving ...Read more

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