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Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

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andlt;B andgt;The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bountyand#8212;the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie andlt;I andgt;Mutiny on the Bountyandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboardandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane was forecast to travel north from the Caribbean toward the eastern seaboard. Yet the captain was determined to sail. As he explained to his crew of fifteen: a ship is always safer at sea than in port. He intended to sail and#8220;around the hurricaneand#8221; and told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the shipand#8212;there would be no hard feelings. As fate would have it, no one took the captain up on his offer.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on Bounty. The vesseland#8217;s failing pumps could not keep up with the incoming water. The ship began to lose power as it was beaten and rocked by hurricane winds that spanned eight hundred miles. A few hours later, in the dark of night, the ship suddenly overturned ninety miles off the North Carolina coast in the and#8220;Graveyard of the Atlantic,and#8221; sending the crew tumbling into an ocean filled with towering thirty-foot waves. The coast guard then launched one of the most complex and massive rescues in its history, flying two Jayhawk helicopter crews into the hurricane and lowering rescue swimmers into the raging seas again and again, despite the danger to their own lives. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In the uproar heard across American media in the days following, a single question persisted: Why did the captain decide to sail? Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the crew members, their families, and the coast guard, the masterful duo of Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell creates an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what truly occurred aboard Bounty during those terrifying days at sea.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Dripping with suspense and vivid high-stakes drama, andlt;I andgt;Rescue of the Bountyandlt;/Iandgt; is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive.

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An all-new harrowing maritime tale of the sinking and rescue efforts surrounding the andlt;Iandgt;HMS Bountyandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;the actual replica used in the 1962 remake of the 1935 classic andlt;Iandgt;Mutiny on the Bountyand#8212;andlt;/Iandgt;which sank during Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;On Tuesday, October 24, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the andlt;Iandgt;HMS Bountyandlt;/Iandgt; from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane was forecast to come up the Eastern seaboard. He explained to his crew of fifteen that the ship would fare better at sea than at port, and that he thought he could sail and#8220;around the hurricane.and#8221; He told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship and there would be no hard feelings. No one took the captain up on his offer.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Four days into the voyage, superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the andlt;Iandgt;Bountyandlt;/Iandgt;. The vesseland#8217;s pumps could not keep up with the incoming water and a few hours later, in the dark of night, the ship overturned, sending the crew tumbling into the ocean filled with crashing thirty-foot waves. The Coast Guard launched one of most complex and massive rescues in its history, flying two Jayhawk helicopter crews into the hurricane and lowering rescue swimmers into the raging ocean again and again despite the dangers. Ultimately fourteen crew members were rescued; tragically, two members did not survive.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Dripping with suspense and vivid high-stakes drama, andlt;I andgt;Rescue of the Bountyandlt;/Iandgt; is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive.

About the Author

Michael J. Tougiasandlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;is the author of a number of books, including andlt;iandgt;Overboard!andlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Finest Hoursandlt;/iandgt; (with Casey Sherman), andlt;iandgt;Fatal Forecast, andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the andlt;/iandgt;Can Do. He is a sought-after lecturer who gives more than seventy presentations each year. He lives in Massachusetts.Douglas A. Campbell spent three decades in daily journalism, twenty-five of those years as a staff writer at andlt;i andgt;The Philadelphia Inquirerandlt;/iandgt;, where two of his stories were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Campbell has sailed his own boats since 1979 and has twice competed in the biannual Bermuda One-Two race.andlt;b andgt;andlt;/bandgt;

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ISBN:
9781476746630
Author:
Tougias, Michael J.
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Campbell, Doug
Author:
Campbell, Douglas A.
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Subject:
Oceanography-General
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 page b + w photo insert
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
228.6 x 152.4 mm

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"Synopsis" by , An all-new harrowing maritime tale of the sinking and rescue efforts surrounding the andlt;Iandgt;HMS Bountyandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;the actual replica used in the 1962 remake of the 1935 classic andlt;Iandgt;Mutiny on the Bountyand#8212;andlt;/Iandgt;which sank during Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;On Tuesday, October 24, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the andlt;Iandgt;HMS Bountyandlt;/Iandgt; from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane was forecast to come up the Eastern seaboard. He explained to his crew of fifteen that the ship would fare better at sea than at port, and that he thought he could sail and#8220;around the hurricane.and#8221; He told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship and there would be no hard feelings. No one took the captain up on his offer.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Four days into the voyage, superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the andlt;Iandgt;Bountyandlt;/Iandgt;. The vesseland#8217;s pumps could not keep up with the incoming water and a few hours later, in the dark of night, the ship overturned, sending the crew tumbling into the ocean filled with crashing thirty-foot waves. The Coast Guard launched one of most complex and massive rescues in its history, flying two Jayhawk helicopter crews into the hurricane and lowering rescue swimmers into the raging ocean again and again despite the dangers. Ultimately fourteen crew members were rescued; tragically, two members did not survive.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Dripping with suspense and vivid high-stakes drama, andlt;I andgt;Rescue of the Bountyandlt;/Iandgt; is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive.
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