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The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty - the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty - which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane was forecast to travel north from the Caribbean toward the eastern seaboard. Yet the captain was determined to sail. As he explained to his crew of fifteen: a ship is always safer at sea than in port. He intended to sail "around the hurricane" and told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship - there would be no hard feelings.

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Michael J. Tougias

I've written and co-written 25 books and I write on a variety of topics which could roughly be grouped as follows:
TRUE SURVIVAL STORIES: my books include "Overboard!", "Ten Hours Until Dawn", "The Finest Hours", "A Storm Too Soon", Rescue of the Bounty, "Fatal Forecast", and "So Close to Home"

HISTORY: "King Philip's War" (co-author) , "Quabbin", "The Blizzard of 78"

HUMOR AND THE OUTDOORS: "There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse: The Vermont Misadventures of a Mountainman Wannabe" and "The Cringe Chronicles" and "River Days"

INSPIRATION: "Derek's Gift"

YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE READER VERSIONS OF: "The Finest Hours," "A Storm Too Soon" "Derek's Gift"

I'm not sure what I'll do next. But I'll follow my intuition. And, of course, the topic has to be something I feel passionate about. I give presentations about my books across the country and you can learn more at www.michaeltougias.com Thank you for all your support! Michael Tougias

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