66 Days Adrift : A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Open Sea

By: BUTLER, William.

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BUTLER, William. 66 Days Adrift : A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Open Sea. Camden, Maine : International Marine / McGraw-Hill, (2005). First Printing. Pp (8),1-275,(5). Maps. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "The lure of paradise was unmistakable, and Bill Butler was on a quest to find itwith his wife Simonne—riding the Pacific currents on their sloop Siboney, with a world of possibilities ahead. But, twelve hundred miles from land, the alluring ocean showed its deadly side when, without warning, a pod of pilot whales attacked their sailboat, battering it until it sank beneath the waves. The dazed couple was left drifting in midocean in a leaky six-foot raft meant for coastal waters, with only a few hastily grabbed provisions tosustain them. Simonne, who had never truly shared Bill's dream of circumna vigating the globe, blamed him bitterly for their desperate plight. In thispowerful account of their 66-day odyssey, Butler tells a gritty, harrowing tale of their battles against nature, despair, and their own demons. He re veals how he and Simonne found the strength to survive despite the ravages of hunger, storms, and sharks. Based on Butler's faithful log entries, 66 Days Adrift is both a chilling cautionary tale for sailors with big ideas and an inspiring story of love, faith, and survival against long odds." - from the back cover. Remainder mark to bottom edge, else very good. 12.50

Title: 66 Days Adrift : A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Open Sea

Author Name: BUTLER, William.

Categories: 71,

Publisher: International Marine / McGraw-Hill, Camden, Maine, 2005, ISBN:0071438742:

Seller ID: 81531

Keywords: NAUTICAL SHIPWRECKS SURVIVAL ACIFIC SIBONEY,