In Peril: A Daring Decision, a Captain's Resolve, and the Salvage that Made History

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In Peril is a taut, well-paced, and riveting drama wrapped around a seagoing world few people have the opportunity to glimpse.

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When Skip Strong, a thirty-two-year-old captain of the 688-foot oil tanker Cherry Valley received the call, all he knew was that an oceangoing tug with five men aboard was in distress off Florida's east coast. Caught in an unusually powerful storm, the tug's engines failed, and as the winds gusted to more than sixty miles per hour and the sea whipped into a frenzy, the tug-and the barge it was pulling-were in danger of being swept ashore.
Captain Strong also knew that he would follow the age-old tradition of sea rescue. Coming to the aid of the crew, the tug, and its cargo, he would have to maneuver his ship-laden with ten million gallons of oil-in extremely hazardous conditions. One mistake and Strong would be responsible for an ecological disaster on Florida's beaches equal to that of the Exxon Valdez.
What Captain Strong didn't know was that the tug was carrying a 150-foot aluminum fuel cell worth upwards of $50 million. And that in the instant he decided to rescue the tug and its crew, he was opening the door on a dramatic and tense legal struggle that would pit him against the United States government for salvage rights.
In Peril is a taut, well-paced, and riveting drama wrapped around a seagoing world few people have the opportunity to glimpse.

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Skip Strong was thirty-two when he started sailing as captain of the Cherry Valley. He is now a ship pilot on Penobscot Bay. 

Twain Braden has worked as a navigation instructor and captain aboard traditionally rigged sailing vessels from Maine to the Caribbean. He now operates the vintage wooden schooner Bagheera, a 1924 John Alden design, out of the Old Port in Portland, Maine.

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