Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do

Autor Michael Tougias
en Limba Engleză Paperback – mai 2006
In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat. Within an hour, the Coast Guard boat was in as much trouble as the tanker, having lost its radar, depth finder, and engine power in horrendous seas. Pilot boat Captain Frank Quirk was monitoring the Coast Guard’s efforts by radio, and when he heard that the patrol boat was in jeopardy, he decided to act. Gathering his crew of four, he readied his forty-nine-foot steel boat, the Can Do, and entered the maelstrom of the blizzard.

Using dozens of interview and audiotapes that recorded every word exchanged between Quirk and the Coast Guard, Tougias has written a devastating, true account of bravery and death at sea.
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ISBN-13: 9780312334369
ISBN-10: 0312334362
Pagini: 336
Dimensiuni: 140 x 213 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.45 kg
Editura: St. Martin's Griffin

Notă biografică

NY Times bestselling author Michael Tougias (pronounced Toe-Gis) has written and co-written thirty books for adults and several books for children. His True Rescue Series for middle readers includes Into the Blizzard, Attacked At Sea, A Storm Too Soon, and The Finest Hours (which is now a Disney movie). His website includes videos from some of the rescues included in his books, as well as see videos of presentations he's given at schools and libraries across the country: