In June 1972, the 43-foor schooner Lucette was attacked by killer whales and sank in 60 seconds. What happened next is almost incredible. In an inflatable rubber raft, with a 9 foot fiberglass dinghy to tow it, Dougal Robertson and his family were miles from any shipping lanes. They had emergency rations for only three days and no maps, compass, or instruments of any kind. After their raft sank under them, they crammed themselves into their tiny dinghy.
For 37 days—using every technique of survival—they battled against 20-foot waves, marauding sharks, thirst, starvation, and exhaustion, adrift in the vast reaches of the Pacific before their ordeal was ended by a Japanese fishing boat. The Robertsons' strong determination shines through the pages of this extraordinary book which describes movingly their daily hopes and fears, crises and triumphs, tensions and heartbreaks.
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"For stark excitement, marine natural history, practical lessons, and human love and stresses, few records, if any, of hazard and survival have ever bettered it." --Washington Post
"[The Robertsons] survived and their tale is a triumph of human resource and determination against terrible odds." --Cruising World
"Unique, fascinating, magnificent!" --Samuel Eliot MorisonAbout the Author:
Dougal Robertson was born in Scotland in 1924 and spent the war in the Merchant Marine. He and his wife Lyn lived on a farm in England for a number of years before deciding to go on a circumnavigation with their children. They now live in France.
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Book Description G. K. Hall, 1974. Book Condition: Good. EX-LIB. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP83164433
Book Description Book Club Associates, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Jacket. 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo). 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 119618
Book Description G. K. Hall. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0816162352 date shown inside the book is 1973. Bookseller Inventory # H0067529
Book Description G. K. Hall, Boston, 1974. Hardcover. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Very Good- in a Good price clipped dust jacket. Spine is cocked. A few tears to jacket crown. Discoloration to jacket. LARGE PRINT EDITION. ; ; 8.60 X 5.60 X 1.40 inches; 224 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 62133