Across the Savage Sea: The Epic Journey of the First Woman to Row Across the North Atlantic
Over the last century only six men had defied the power of nature and successfully rowed across the Atlantic from west to east. Maud Fontenoy, a 2005 Time (Europe) Hero, changed that forever when she became the first woman to do so. In 2003 Fontenoy, a young woman and seasoned mariner, set out from Newfoundland in her twenty-four-foot-long boat, Pilot, to row across the North Atlantic. Her goal: to prove that a woman could do what men once believed to be impossible. It became a journey both far more harrowing than even she had imagined and one full of unexpected wonders. Her extraordinary story continues to inspire.
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Part OneThe White Hell of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland
1 First Storm Memories of SaintPierre First Days at Sea
2 Sponsors and High Heels The Fishermen of St Johns Live from the Atlantic
3 Fog on the Grand Banks Childhood Memories Near Miss First Bath Jellyfish for Company
Part TwoMisleading Sun on the Gulf Stream
4 Letter from dAboville Life aboard Pilot A Shipyard in a Field
6 Longitude 31 West A Bottle at Sea End of August
Part ThreeContrary Winds
7 ThirtySix Hours in a Gale Clouds of Plankton Tracy Chapman
8 Desalinator Breakdown Easterly Winds Sill Sharks and Barnacles
9 Storm Warning One Sparrow Three Butterflies Heading for Spain Last Night Aboard
Following Your Dream
5 On the Whale Highway Tropical Storm Dany Dolphins
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Across the Savage Sea: The First Woman to Row Across the North Atlantic
No preview available - 2006
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