Steven Callahan

"Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea"

(Reviewed by Judi Clark APR 30, 1998)

Adrift: Seventy Six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan

On February 4, 1982, midway between the Canary Islands and Antigua, Callahan's boat "Solo" was struck in the middle of the night by what he thinks was a whale. For 76 days, he drifted 1800 nautical miles across the Atlantic - the only man in history to survive more than a month alone at sea - in a leaky inflatable raft. This is an excellent account of surviving at sea and the ingenuity that keeps him alive.  It is a very uplifting book in many respects, but done in such a realistic way that even a cynic like me could enjoy every page!

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About the Author:

Steven CallahanSteven Callahan is a widely respected writer and editor with hundreds of articles to his credit for publications in the U.S. and abroad. He is currently serving as Editor at Large for Cruising World magazine. Steve has logged some 70,000 miles offshore, including five Atlantic crossings, and spent many years designing, teaching design and building boats before concentrating on writing. He's also authored and has contributed to a dozen other books. Steven Callahan lives in Lamoine, Maine. About Us | Subscribe | Review Team | History | ©1998-2014