Little Ship of Fools

Little Ship of Fools

eBook - 2013
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The dramatic and hilarious story of sores and survival on a human-powered journey across the ocean. It was to be an expedition like no other&#8212a run across the Atlantic from Morocco to Barbados aboard an experimental rowboat. There would be no support vessel, no stored water, no sails, no motor. The boat's crew of sixteen included several veterans of U. S. college rowing, a number of triathletes, a woman who had rowed both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and a scrawny, bespectacled sexagenarian -- our chronicler, Charles Wilkins. When he joined the expedition, Wilkins had never swung an oar in earnest. In a tale both harrowing and hilarious, Wilkins takes the reader along for seven weeks of rationed food, festering sores, breathtaking sunrises, sleep deprivation, and mile-high waves alongside a devoted crew of misadventurers. Little Ship of Fools is a fascinating and funny story of courage, adventure and human spirit
Publisher: [United States] : Greystone Books : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781553658795
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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