Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea

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Houghton Mifflin, Jan 1, 1986 - Travel - 234 pages
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The author recalls his seventy-six-day ordeal adrift in the Atlantic Ocean in a five-foot inflatable raft after the sinking of his sailboat, recounting his problems surviving the weather, shark attacks, a leaking raft, and, above all, the lack of food and

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5460. Adrift Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea, by Steven Callahan (read 10 Apr 2017) This book is on the National Geographic's list of the 100 Greatest Adventure Books and is the 25th book on that list I ... Read full review

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76 days lost at sea - good novel @ solo + his loss at sea survival him w/ water - sea friend Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have ... Read full review

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Steven Callahan is a naval architect who has contributed more than sixty articles to yachting magazines. Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost At Sea (1986) is an autobiographical account of the second solo voyage Callahan attempted on the twenty-one-foot yacht he had designed and built, the Napoleon Solo, and his harrowing two-and-a-half-months adrift on a five-foot inflatable raft after the yacht collided with a whale and sank. Callahan was born in Needham, Massachusetts, in 1952 and received his B.A. from Syracuse University in 1974.

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