Adrift: Seventy Six Days Lost at Sea

Adrift: Seventy Six Days Lost at Sea

by Steven Callahan


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On the night of January 29, 1982, Steven Callahan set sail in his small sloop from the Canary Islands bound for the Caribbean. Six days out the sloop sank, and Callahan found himself adrift in the Atlantic in a five-and-a-half-foot inflatable raft, with only three pounds of food and eight pints of water. Racked by hunger, buffeted by storms, and broiled by the tropical sun, Callahan drifted for seventy-six days over eighteen hundred miles of ocean. He fought off sharks with a makeshift spear and watched nine ships pass by without turning back... He distilled water by the spoonful with a primitive still, and wasted to just over a hundred pounds, living on a sparse diet of raw fish.

Here is a story of anguish and horror, of undying heroism and hope ... the story of a man who peered into the darkest regions of nature and of his own soul -- and survived to tell the harrowing tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345410153
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/29/1996
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Log of Napoleon Solo1
Nerves Exposed15
The Witch and Her Curse: Hunger and Thirst31
Dream Keep63
To Weave a World93
Cries and Whispers123
Twice to Hell and Back151
Road of Trash169
The Dutchman185
A Man Alone221

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