‘Stowaway’ features Port Huron actors, extras

October 8, 2012 • Entertainment

Aaron Smith gets comfortable with the workings of an automobile on set with his wife Brittany Smith Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, during the walk through for the filming of Stowaway, a documentary based on the story of Captain Herman Nelson, a Port Huron native captained an ill-fated voyage across the Great Lakes in the 1930s. About 30 extras participated in filming a scene in front of St. Joseph Catholic Church. (AP Photo/The Port Huron Times Herald, Wendy Torello) NO SALES

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — For Aaron and Brittany Smith, the recent videotaping of “Stowaway” was a case of art imitating life.

The married couple played Capt. Herman Nelson and his wife, Catherine, for a documentary following the life of the Port Huron man who went from steamship captain to the city’s police chief.

Standing on the sidewalk in front of St. Joseph Catholic Church on Seventh Street in Port Huron was like taking a step back the 1930s.

About 30 extras dressed in period garb roamed the Login to read more

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