Postponed - Special Screening & Panel Discussion: Madison

March 14 2020 | 12:00pm to 3:00pm

After much consideration and in alignment with the requests of our governor, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum is postponing this event. Please watch for a rescheduled date. Click here for more information about our Coronavirus response.


Doors open at noon

Movie starts at 1 p.m. followed by a special panel discussion about movie making, the Madison Regatta and racing.

Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum

The 1971 Madison Regatta, which is the basis of the movie, was an upset victory made even sweeter because it was also for the APBA Gold Cup. Jim Caviezel portrayed the lead character Jim McCormick, a real-life veteran racer and boat owner who drove Miss Madison in 1966 and 1969-71, then raced his own boat until seriously injured some years later. Many of his actual seven-man pit crew, including Harry Volpi, Bobby Humphrey and Tony Steinhardt, were also portrayed in the film, while Steinhardt himself appeared as a fan in a cameo.

Significant as well is that Madison has the world's only community owned unlimited hydroplane, Miss Madison. Madison, Indiana, on the Ohio River, has sponsored powerboat racing since 1911 and held an annual race called the Madison Regatta since 1929, though Madison has a population of only 12,000. Beginning in 1954, the race became affiliated with the American Power Boat Association, is held annually in July and the Regatta maintains its place in the Unlimited Hydroplane American Power Boat Association series, whose races have included Seattle, Tri-Cities, Detroit, San Diego and Doha.

Seating is limited! Advance Tickets available online at

$25 advance admission includes a Limited Edition signed print by Ray Dong. Day of event admission $20, does not include print.

This event is a fundraiser for the Great Lakes Maritime Institute and its mission of supporting regional maritime history since 1952.

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