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Salty Stories

There is nothing more dramatic than a well told tale of adventures on the high seas. And the emphasis in this collection is on real life drama, often told by the survivors themselves, or by people close to them.

Recommended books

Adrift: Seventy Six Days Lost at Sea

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Six days into his ocean voyage, Steven Callahan's small sailboat sinks beneath his feet. That is the beginning of a fight for his life that will last for seventy six days, as he floats alone on the vast ocean surface in his little life raft. Truly a remarkable story about one man's determination to stay alive, and to never, ever give up.

And the Sea Will Tell

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The fascinating true story of murder on the small desolate island of Palmyra, lying in the middle of the Pacific ocean. Two very different couples, both in search of their private tropical paradise, end up on the same island. Soon one of the couples will be victims of a double murder. And the world would never have known, if the sea itself did not tell the tale, years after the fact... Very well written by defense lawyer Vincent Bugliosi, who took the case for one of the suspected murderers. Coincidentally, in his earlier profession working for the prosecutor, he was the man who put Charles Manson behind bars.

Against All Odds: Around Alone in the BOC Challenge

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Alan Nebauer's account of the 1994/95 single handed race around the world. Counting 27,000 nautical miles, this is the ultimate challenge for the professional sailor.

Beyond Courage: Shipwrecked and Adrift; One Family Fights to Survive

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After the sinking of their sailboat in the vast South Pacific ocean, this family struggles to survive on a rubber dinghy.

Fastnet, Force 10

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The definitive account of the greatest disaster in the history of yachting.

My Old Man and the Sea: A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn

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Funny and thought provoking account of a father and son who brave the Southern Seas and round the Cape in a small sailboat they built themselves.

North to the Night: A Year in the Arctic Ice

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After the evacuation of his wife, Alwah Simon finds himself alone in the Arctic ice, frozen in with his 36 foot steel cutter. Harrowing adventures, great photographs, and a flair for story telling. This book has been selected as No 4 on Amazon.com's Top 10 Travel Books for 1998, and is one of two boating related books on the list.

Our Last Chance: Sixty-Six Deadly Days Adrift
Having you your boat sunk by whales, then drifting about in the middle of the Pacific with the company of sharks - that might give you a whole new perspective on marine life. This book is hard to put down!

Rescue in the Pacific: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in a Force 12 Storm

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The crews of nine sailboats enroute from New Zealand to Tonga experience a freak storm. A very dramatic and well written true story.

Sailing Alone Around the World

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Joshua Slocum set sail in April 1895. Three years and 46,000 miles later, he had become the first man to sail around the world alone. Also available in paperback.

Shackleton's Boat Journey

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Another gripping account of one of the most remarkable survival stories ever.

The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

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Our all-time favorite! This is the exceptional true story of Donald Crowhurst's attempt to become the first man to circumnavigate the globe non stop. Extremely well researched and written, it is also the story of one of the greatest hoaxes of our time - and its tragic outcome.

The Perfect Storm

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The terrifying true story of a ship caught in the middle of the storm of the century - "perfect" in the sense that it could not possibly be worse. Also available in paperback.

Time on Ice: A Winter Voyage to Antarctica

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Join a married couple on their three year, 28.000-mile expedition to the Antarctic in a 40 foot sailboat.

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