The Gathering Wind

The Gathering Wind

Hurricane Sandy, the Sailing Ship Bounty, and A Courageous Rescue at Sea

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013 | Unabridged
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In October 2012, a replica of the famous HMS Bounty, an eighteenth-century tall sailing ship, was on a collision course with a storm that would become the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic-a clash that would prove dramatic, tragic, perplexing, and ultimately one of the most unforgettable stories of Superstorm Sandy. Crewed by an eclectic team of seafarers, the Bounty was led by Robin Walbridge, their highly respected captain with decades at the helm, whose actions-sometimes questionable-decided the fate of his ship and crew. Departing from Connecticut as the storm raced northward from the Caribbean, Walbridge attempted to outmaneuver Sandy, heading the Bounty southeast. As violent gusts tossed the wooden ship, the crew fought to save their beloved Bounty-and finally to save themselves. When waves, wind, and encroaching water finally overtook the ship in an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the crew was suddenly tossed into the churning sea. The Bounty was.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through OverDrive, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 1452686076 (electronic audio bk.)
9781452686073 (electronic audio bk.)
Branch Call Number: eAUDIOBOOK 910.916348 FRE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10 hr., 19 min.))
Additional Contributors: Drummond, David (Narrator)

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