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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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - WongXu - LibraryThing

Sea I enjoyed the first part of the book when he was in the race and the next part where he was sinking. After a while it started getting repetitious though. It got good again when he was saved. A good book to read and not worry about skimming and losing anything. 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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