Adrift



On The Night Of January 29, 1982, Steven Callahan Set Sail In His Small Sloop From The Canary Islands Bound For The Caribbean Thus Began One Of The Most Remarkable Sea Adventures Of All Time 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 He Would Drift For Seventy Six Days Over Eighteen Hundred Miles Of Ocean Before He Reached Land And Rescue Introduction By Edward E Leslie, Epilogue By Steven Callahan, Drawings And PhotosAdrift

Steven Callahan is an American author, naval architect, inventor, and sailor most notable for having survived for 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a survival raft Callahan recounted his ordeal in the best selling book Adrift 76 days lost at sea , which was on the New York Times best seller list forthan thirty six weeks Wikipedia

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Adrift
  • Steven Callahan
  • English
  • 01 June 2017
  • 0345410157

10 thoughts on “Adrift

  1. says:

    10 Stars If anyone was going to get shipwrecked and survive alone on the Atlantic it was Steve Callahan He was a delivery skipper sailing boats from one place to another and he very much wanted to do a single handed across the Atlantic He had studied books on surviving at sea, he d bought all the correct gear, practised the manoeuvres necessary to get off a sinking boat as fast as possible and within hours of setting off from the Canaries, his boat sank.There is nothing I can write further tha 10 Stars If anyone was going to get shipwrecked and survive alone on the Atlantic it was Steve Callahan He was a delivery skipper sailing boats from one place to another and he very much wanted to do a single handed across the Atlantic He had studied books on surviving at sea, he d bought all...

  2. says:

    Should be required reading for anyone going out to sea in any type vessel This book being a true account it moves along at the pace it simply must, and the adventure within takes us to the very limits of human survival.

  3. says:

    It all begins with entering a race..and once his beloved SOLO is lost, what if s and survival is the name of the game for Steven Callahan s 1982 life raft ADRIFT across half the Atlantic Ocean.Often wet, cold or overheated, always starving thirsty or scared, with sores and ulcers plaguing him, and never ending attacks by the bumping dorados, Callahan continues his daily routines amidst unbelievably harsh conditions for 76 long days.While at times a bit too detailed and descriptivefor meIt all begins with entering a race..and once his be...

  4. says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVED this book I m a serious oceanophile and seek any and all books associated with sailing shipwrecks stranded at sea and this book captured all of them together Although it sounds weird, I loved living with the author on his sordid journey I could almost feel the saltwater chafing his skinfeel the sharks poking at the bottom of the raftsmell the rotting fish as they hung from his makeshift drying racks I loved every moment this I admit sitting in the comfort of my own LOVE LOVE LOVED this book I m a serious oceanophile and seek any and all books associated with sailing shipwrecks stranded at sea and this book captured all of them together Although it sounds weird, I loved living with the author on his sordid journey I could almost feel the saltwater chafing his skinfeel the sharks poking at the bottom of the raftsmell the rotting fish as they hung from his makeshift drying racks I loved every moment this I admit sitting in the comfort of my own home, far from any sufferingalthough Wisconsin IS pretty chilly this time of year This author brings you right along with him and you ll often wonder if you could have survived the journeyor would you have succumbed to the wrath ...

  5. says:

    I found Adrift during the documentation process for the novel I was writing that moment Luces en el Mar Lights on the Sea After reading the synopsis and discover that the story of Steven Callahan was real I feltandcurious about reading it Adrift is a great novel for those readers who like stories of survival, where the sea is protagonist and antagonist and above all, lovers of adventures, ADVENTURES in capital letters Callahan s story is so vivid and real that you feel imme I found Adrift during the documentation process for the novel I was writing that moment Luces en el Mar Lights on the Sea After reading the synopsis and discover that the story of Steven Call...

  6. says:

    After 76 days at sea, living off very little water and what fish he could catch, he was saved and taken to the hospital The doctor walked over to him while he was in the waiting room and said, What s the matter with you That was the only time I laughed during the reading of this book, because it should have been obvious and because his reply was, I am hungry This true adventure survival story was almost as good as Kon Tiki, but it still gets 5 stars from me and placed into my favo...

  7. says:

    A fast moving and captivating book that grabs hold and carries you right through the end.So why three stars Well, Callahan is not the most reliable narrator Once the wild ride is over, the weird inconsistencies that you didn t have time to think about mid read start to gnaw at the edge of your consciousness Then there is Callahan s ego, which is big enough to capsize his ship even without a rogue wave The too careful minimization of his errors, and his tendency towards inflated description...

  8. says:

    This is an outstanding book The struggle for survival for two and a half months would have made a compelling, page turner even if written by a terrible author It just so happens that style rivals the substance Survival story junkies will revel in all the gory details, from his constant attention to water retri...

  9. says:

    The entire book is set in a small life raft where the author struggles to catch fish, capture water, plug holes and stay alive for 76 days It s monotonous stuff that is somehow riveting And it made me realize that I have nothin to complain about.ever.

  10. says:

    Adrift is about one man s solitary journey, both internal and external, on the perilous ledge between life and death Steven Callahan is attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Antigua, but before he departs, an elderly fisherman points to his vessel, the 21 long Napoleon Solo, and says, In such a small boat Tonto Fool The rest of the journey is fraught with danger, starting from when the Napoleon Solo capsizes and sinks, forcing Callahan to abandon ship in a rubb Adrift is about one man s solitary journey, both internal and external, on the perilous ledge between life and death Steven Callahan is attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean from th...

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