"Third prize in the non-dramatic division was given to Hiram Percy Maxim, of 276 North Whitley Street, Hartford, Conn., for his beautiful scenic, "The Sea." Mr. Maxim submitted four 16 millimeter films in the contest and another of these, "Summer," was awarded an honorable mention. Mr. Maxim is the pioneer president of the Amateur Cinema League and a national leader in amateur cinematography." Photoplay, Nov. 1929, 86
See the detailed cataloger's notes of Reel 9 on the NHF website.
The film is also examined by Charles Tepperman in essay anthology "Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960."
Reel 9, Hiram Percy Maxim Collection, Northeast Historic Film