The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 20, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages

"Utterly compulsive and unputdownable--the most exciting, authentic, and humanly moving of all the recent Storm books. Brilliantly paced and perfectly balanced. . . . Carrier is a marvelously trustworthy narrator. . . . A terrific book."--Jonathan Raban, author of Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings and Bad Land: An American Romance

"A wonderful story. An extremely well-written account of the events as I knew them. I commend Jim Carrier for a magnificent job."--Jerry D. Jarrell, Director, National Hurricane Center

In October 1998, the majestic schooner Fantome came face-to-face with one of the most savage storms in Atlantic history. The last days of the Fantome are reconstructed in vivid and heartbreaking detail through Jim Carrier's extensive research and hundreds of personal interviews. What emerges is a story of courage, hubris, the agony of command, the weight of lives versus wealth, and the advances of science versus the terrible power and unpredictability of nature.

 

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Jim Carrier has written a comprehensive and very well researched account of a tragic event that reminds us “not to mess with Mother Nature.” Many readers may be tempted to compare this to a rather ... Read full review

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The Ship and The Storm is a tough book to find, Amazon has some resellers with both new and used copies, I recant recommend this book more highly, this was an outstanding story. A far more engrossing ... Read full review

Contents

October 410 1998
1
October 1117 1998
26
October 1824 1998
51
October 2425 1998
67
October 25 1998 Evening
89
October 26 1998 Morning and Early Afternoon
104
October 26 1998 Afternoon and Evening
119
October 27 1998 DawnEarly Afternoon
130
October 28 1998
168
October 29 1998
179
October 30November 1 1998
189
November 25 1998
203
November 6 1998Years End
217
Coda
230
Epilogue
250
Acknowledgments
262

Photos
141
October 27 1998 Afternoon
141
October 27 1998 Late Afternoon
158
About the Author
264
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About the author (2000)

Jim Carrier is an award-winning journalist and author of seven books. He has written for National Geographic, SAIL, and the New York Times. After 20 years as a radio newscaster, Associated Press correspondent and newspaper editor, and 13 years as the Denver Post's "Rocky Mountain Ranger," he bought a 35-foot sailboat and moved aboard. A survivor of six hurricanes, including Luis, Marilyn, Georges, and Mitch, he has docked his yawl temporarily in Montgomery, Alabama.

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