The True Story of A Woman's Survival at Sea

Book - 1994
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One late summer's day, the yacht Trashman set sail from Annapolis to Florida. On board were five young people: John, the captain; Meg, Mark, Brad, and Debbie Scaling. When the boat sailed into a gale, the eighty-knot winds shredded the sails. Forty-foot seas crashed through the cabin windows, and Trashman sank, leaving the crew adrift in a rubber dinghy. Albatross tells the story of how Debbie and Brad survived and how the tragedy changed Debbie Scaling's life forever.

Baker & Taylor
A harrowing true tale of shipwreck and survival recounts the experiences of five people adrift in a dinghy and surrounded by sharks, as one by one they begin to die while waiting to be rescued. 35,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
On a crisp autumn day the fifty-eight-foot yacht Trashman, owned by a dumpster magnate, set sail from Maine for Florida with three young people on board: John, the laid-back, free-spending captain, who turned every small triumph into a celebration; Meg, John's girlfriend, who wasn't much of a sailor and had been banned from the boat by the owner; and Debbie Scaling, a young woman from Texas who had never said no to a dare in her life. In Annapolis they picked up two more crew members: Mark, a wild-eyed, hard-drinking Englishman, and Brad, the younger brother of an old friend of Debbie's.
What was supposed to be an easy cruise turned into a nightmare as a seventy-knot gale blew up out of nowhere. The dinghy washed overboard, the sails were shredded, and John burned out the engine trying to make a run for shore. When a forty-foot wave crashed through the cabin windows, Trashman went down in minutes, leaving the crew adrift in the storm-tossed Atlantic in a rubber dinghy that was quickly surrounded by sharks. For days they huddled together for warmth, watching ships sail past as they signaled for help. By the time a Russian freighter spotted the dinghy, only two of the group were still alive. Albatross tells how they made it. It is one of the most remarkable stories of survival ever written.

& Taylor

A tale of shipwreck and survival recounts the experiences of five people adrift in a dinghy and surrounded by sharks as they wait to be rescued

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1994
ISBN: 9780395655733
Branch Call Number: 910.45 KILEY
Characteristics: viii, 210 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Noonan, Meg


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