Alone: the true story of the man who fought the sharks, waves, and weather of the Pacific and won

910.916 D115a 2015

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Alone: the true story of the man who fought the sharks, waves, and weather of the Pacific and won

d'Aboville, Gerard

New York Arcade Publishing 2011

167 p. illus. 21 cm.

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Here is the incredible true story of one man's heroic battle agianst almost impossible odds, a tale of pain and anguish, of bravery and utter solitude, a tale that ends in a victory not only over the implacable ocean, but over himself as well. At the age of forty-five, Gerard d'Aboville set out to row across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the United States. Taking his rowboat, the Sector, which had a living compartment thirty-one inches high, containing a bunk, a one-burner stove, and a ham radio, d'Aboville departed on his journey across an ocean 6,200 miles wide. Rowing twelve hours a day, battling headwinds that had him standing stock-still and even moving backward, cyclones, forty foot waves that him like cannonballs and getting capsized dozens of times, he never quit, even when he was trapped upside down inside his cabin for almost two hours while nearly depleting his oxygen trying to right the boat. 134 days after his departure, d'Aboville arrived in the little fishing village of Ilwaco, Washington, his body bruised and battered, and weighing thirty-seven pounds less. This is his story.

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ISBN:

9781611451122

Author:

d'Aboville, Gerard

Title:

Alone: the true story of the man who fought the sharks, waves, and weather of the Pacific and won

Publisher:

New York Arcade Publishing 2011

Physical:

167 p. illus. 21 cm.

Summary:

Here is the incredible true story of one man's heroic battle agianst almost impossible odds, a tale of pain and anguish, of bravery and utter solitude, a tale that ends in a victory not only over the implacable ocean, but over himself as well. At the age of forty-five, Gerard d'Aboville set out to row across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the United States. Taking his rowboat, the Sector, which had a living compartment thirty-one inches high, containing a bunk, a one-burner stove, and a ham radio, d'Aboville departed on his journey across an ocean 6,200 miles wide. Rowing twelve hours a day, battling headwinds that had him standing stock-still and even moving backward, cyclones, forty foot waves that him like cannonballs and getting capsized dozens of times, he never quit, even when he was trapped upside down inside his cabin for almost two hours while nearly depleting his oxygen trying to right the boat. 134 days after his departure, d'Aboville arrived in the little fishing village of Ilwaco, Washington, his body bruised and battered, and weighing thirty-seven pounds less. This is his story.

Subject:

Aboville, Gerard--Travel

Subject:

Sector (Boat)

Subject:

North Pacific Ocean

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520 Summary   $a Summary, etc. note  Here is the incredible true story of one man's heroic battle agianst almost impossible odds, a tale of pain and anguish, of bravery and utter solitude, a tale that ends in a victory not only over the implacable ocean, but over himself as well. At the age of forty-five, Gerard d'Aboville set out to row across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the United States. Taking his rowboat, the Sector, which had a living compartment thirty-one inches high, containing a bunk, a one-burner stove, and a ham radio, d'Aboville departed on his journey across an ocean 6,200 miles wide. Rowing twelve hours a day, battling headwinds that had him standing stock-still and even moving backward, cyclones, forty foot waves that him like cannonballs and getting capsized dozens of times, he never quit, even when he was trapped upside down inside his cabin for almost two hours while nearly depleting his oxygen trying to right the boat. 134 days after his departure, d'Aboville arrived in the little fishing village of Ilwaco, Washington, his body bruised and battered, and weighing thirty-seven pounds less. This is his story.
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    $h Classification part  910.916 D115a 2015
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