117 Days Adrift

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Sheridan House, Inc., 1974 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
14 Reviews
The Bailey's is a fantastic human story of adaption to totally alien conditions. It is a story of amazing courage, resolution and endurance. Essential reading for all who enjoy a gripping true story, 117 Days Adrift is an inspiring tale that has become one of the classics of the sea.
 

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User Review  - Ian Chapman - Goodreads

Interesting story of how a very amateur yachting couple made a very long survival voyage after their yacht was sunk by a probably wounded whale in the Pacific. From a diary, and not very stylish in ... Read full review

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User Review  - ievabach - Goodreads

How can I not give a high score? It's a great thriller and I almost cried when Maurice and Maralyn were saved...Of course, these are pretty simple notes and descriptions of what happened, but somehow ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
10
Disaster in the Pacific
12
List of Illustrations
21
Adrift and Alone
22
Gear stowed in the raft
27
Auralyn Maralyn and Me
32
Early photograph of Maurice and Maralyn
33
Settling In
38
A fisheye view of the raft and drogue
68
Turtles towing the raft
81
The Second Month
82
The raft and dinghy in the distance
87
The Third Month
103
We Belonged to the Sea
129
Life and Death in the Doldrums
153
Our World Dissolves at Last
166

The water bottle
39
Water containers in the dinghy
45
First Steps in Survival
53
Green turtle
59
Getting to Know the Turtle
67
The LifeRaft
182
Acknowledgements
185
Medical Aspects of Survival
187
Summary of Ship Sightings
192
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