[orphaned on the Ocean]

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2010
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A tanker steaming through the deep Northwest Providence Channel of the Bahamas comes across a shocking sight: a lone dinghy carrying Captain Julian Harvey and the body of a young girl. They are all that remain of the ketch Bluebelle , a handsome sixty-foot sailing yacht chartered by the Duperrault family of Green Bay, Wisconsin. But their happy family vacation went terribly wrong when, according to Harvey, a violent and unexpected squall smashed the giant main mast, killed Harvey's wife and the others, and sank the boat. Harvey found the child floating dead and, as far as he knows, he is the only survivor. Or is he?

Four days later, just as Captain Harvey is testifying at a Coast Guard hearing about the tragic accident, amazing news of another survivor arrives. Eleven-year-old Terry Jo Duperrault has been found barely alive on a flimsy cork-and-canvas float with no food or water. Harvey takes the news calmly, finishes his testimony, and commit bloody suicide.

This is the chillingly detailed inside story of what really happened during that trip and the decades-long courage of the sole survivor of a murderous crime.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, Inc., p2010.
ISBN: 9781400168576
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK MP3 910.452 FASSBEND
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Perrin, Jo Anna
Heller, Johnny


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Jul 04, 2012

A surreal page turner. It was written like a good mystery, but it is real: giving credence to the adage “the truth is stranger than fiction”. Terry Jo truly IS amazing. Not only surviving 4 days un-protected & un-rationed on a floating ring, but that she continues to be so generous after surviving such a horrible ordeal. She has left another legacy to the world: floatation devices are now painted “International Orange” to enable searchers to more readily locate those lost.

Dec 18, 2010

Facinating story.


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