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Forgotten Voyage
a documentary by Scott Tiffany

"Forgotten Voyage"
TEXT on Back Video Cover

A banished people...

A perilous journey...

And an extraordinary discovery.

In 1846 a clan of Mormon families fleeing persecution embarked on a six-month sea journey--crammed into one small ship. Nearly 250 men, women and children sailed from New York City around the tip of South America and up to California. They survived horrific storms and suffocating heat, becoming the first group of American families to go West by sea. Discover how they accidentally settled San Francisco for America . . . and how they ignited the California Gold Rush. This is a little-known saga of faith tested to the extreme. It is the forgotten voyage of the ship Brooklyn.


Approximate Length: 55 minutes
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Warning: The program contained in this videocassette is fully prottected by copyright under Title 17, U.S. Code, Public Law 94-5533. It is licensed for non-commercial home exhibition only and may not be duplicated, copied, broadcast, or used for public performance in any manner without written permission.
© Time Frame Films 2002

design: Brent Schumann

"Forgotten Voyage" opening credits as they appear in the film

Time Frame Films

A Documentary Film by
Scott Tiffany


"Forgotten Voyage" closing credits as they appear in the film

Written and Directed by
Scott Tiffany

Narrator Pete Stacker
Editors James Jones
Scott Tiffany
Lisa M. Jones
Script Consultant Ted Schillinger
Production Consultant #######
Camera Gilbert Randall
Joe Deluca
Mark E. Johnson
Graphic Design Brent Schumann
Production Coordinator Lisa Gunther
Assistant Editor Dave Taylor
Sound Recording Cerny/American Creative
Historical Consultants Will Bagley
Richard H. Bullock
Richard Everett
Lorin K. Hansen
Actors Curtis Brien
Ned Butikofer
Lori Rucker
Noelle Teagno
Jordan Toronto
Matthew Toronto
Costumes Jamie Fairbairn
Media Relations Tonia Fuller
Production Assistants Ray Rengo
Heather Greer
Alex Clever

Shot on Location
Auburn County Courthouse
Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City
Discovery Museum, Old Sacramento
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
Brig Lady Washington
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Coloma
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Footage/Stills Provided By
Richard H. Bullock
California State Library
Angelo Cerchione, Barque Picton Castle
LDS Church Archives
Galveston Historical Foundation, Ship Elissa
Lorin K. Hansen
Library of Congress
National Archives
National Maritime Museum Library
New York Public Library

Additional Images Provided By
Will Bagley
David Bigler
Rohn Brown
Bryan Burr
Commonwealth Media Services & Erie Maritime Museum,
Homeport U.S. Brig Niagara
The CUstom House Maritime Museum of Newburyport
Dale Goodwin
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Natioal Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
Norma ricketts
Sharpsteen Museum
Society of California Pioneers

Grateful Acknowledgement To
Candace Andersen
Malcolm E. Barker
Brent Belnap
Lila Bringhurst
Richard L. Bushman
Claudia L. Bushman
Staff and Crewof Hawaiian Chieftain
Evangeline J. Higginbotham, Discovery Museum
David Loertscher
Bill McClane
Karen Mehring, Folsom History Museum
Glen Nelson
New York, New York Stake LDS History Committee
Erik Orton
Joan Paris
Barbara Salsbury
Sea Trek 2001
Camilla Smith
Miriam Smith
Cpt. Brad Sousa & Crew of Lady Washington
David A. Ure

Special Thanks To
Richard H. Bullock
Wade W. Filmore
Lorin K. Hansen
S. Dennis Holland
Lu Markham Jone
Jack Marshall

Additional Thanks To
Ship Brooklyn Association, San Francisco
Ship Brooklyn Association, Utah

A Time Frame Films Production

© 2002 Time Frame Films
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