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Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

ISBN: 9781476746630
Publisher: Scribner
Edition: First Edition
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Number of pages: 256
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[Read by Tom Weiner]

On October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge decided to sail Bountythe ship used in the classic film Mutiny on the Bountyfrom Connecticut to Florida, despite warnings of Hurricane Sandy. Four days into the voyage, Sandy hit Bounty, and after several hours the ship overturned ninety miles off the North Carolina coast. The Coast Guard then launched one of the most massive rescues in its history. Why did the captain decide to sail? Through interviews with the crew members, their families, and the Coast Guard, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell create an indepth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what truly occurred aboard Bounty during those terrifying days at sea.

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