Rescue of the Bounty : disaster and survival in Superstorm Sandy / Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell.
Book | Henry Holt and Company | 2022 | Young Readers edition, First edition.
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Young Readers edition, First edition.
190 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Tougias, Michael J., 1955- True rescue (Series)
Ages 9-13 years Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Grades 7-9 Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
"The sixth book in the True Rescue series for young readers-a riveting account of the HMS Bounty's deadly journey through Hurricane Sandy. On October 23, 2012, with Superstorm Sandy fast approaching, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the HMS Bounty from New London, Connecticut to St. Petersburg, Florida, believing the wooden ship, a replica of the original, famous Bounty, would fare better at sea than at port. He told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship and there would be no hard feelings. No one took the captain up on his offer, and this decision would have fatal consequences. Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the Bounty-sending the crew tumbling into the ocean filled with crashing thirty foot waves. Some were swept far from the ship, others found themselves tangled in the rigging, while others were trapped below the surface by the masts and spreaders. What ensued was one of the most complex, dangerous, and massive Coast Guard rescue missions in history. Rescue of the Bounty is gripping, inspiring, and unforgettable-the perfect choice for young adventure-seekers, as well as fans of I Survived, Torpedoed, and Grenade"-- Provided by publisher.