Wounded Hero Voyage II: Smallest Powerboat to Cross the Atlantic

Wounded Hero Voyage II: Smallest Powerboat to Cross the Atlantic

by Robert Brown
     
 

This is the continuing voyage of the smallest power boat to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. Their 21 foot boat was without an escort, no cabin and no keel.

Two brothers Bob and Ralph Brown of the United States are making the most outrageous voyage to honor Wounded Heroes. A Wounded Hero is anyone who risk their life to save and protect others.

The first book

Overview

This is the continuing voyage of the smallest power boat to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. Their 21 foot boat was without an escort, no cabin and no keel.

Two brothers Bob and Ralph Brown of the United States are making the most outrageous voyage to honor Wounded Heroes. A Wounded Hero is anyone who risk their life to save and protect others.

The first book is about their incredible voyage (a new world record for the longest voyage in a flats boat, open fishing boat made to operate in shallow water). They traveled along the east coast of the United States to Canada and crossed the frigid 625 miles of the Labrador Sea to arrive in Greenland. (about 4,000 miles)

Wounded Hero Voyage II pics up with a short review of the first book and then continues their voyage through iceberg infested Greenland, up the coast to just south of the Arctic Circle before headed to warmer waters of Iceland. After more fundraising as they were stuck there without a way to continue without fuel....

Off to the Faroe Islands (some breaking waves in the dark of night... a helicopter... nice friendly people....

To the Shetland Islands... more bad weather (left over from Hurricane Bill)... another helicopter, this one with a camera....

To Scotland,,, England... France... Holland... finishing in Germany, at the military hospital for the war. 8,312 miles in 81 days several... WORLD RECORDS! 281 pages and 92 pictures

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477589304
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Robert usually goes by Bob. He was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, at a military hospital. He is forth in line of eight children (5 boys, 3 girls). Like many military families, they moved a few times: Massachusetts to California; Satellite Beach, Florida; to the island of Grand Turk (southeast of Cuba); Satellite Beach, Florida; to Cocoa Beach, Florida; and finally Merritt Island, Florida, after high school. He grew up in a Catholic family, accepted Jesus into his life in the forth grade, baptized a second time as a Baptist in his twenties. Bob married Jill in 1986 and became Presbyterian and finally Methodist. The important thing is that they are a Bible believing family. After a move, while Bob attended a partial year, in a private Catholic school, it was discovered that he had dyslexia (read words from the right to left instead of left to right) and repeated forth grade in a public school. Bob graduated from Cocoa Beach High School in 1976. Brevard Community College. Bob's parents were divorced and Bob along with most of his brothers and sisters lived in Shady Acres, a juvenile foster care center in Titusville. The Cullison family temporarily adopted Bob and he moved back to Cocoa Beach and then eventually back with his mom. Bob has worked since the age of 13 starting his own lawn mowing business, became a dog groomer, bus boy, salad worker, dish washer at Bernard Surf, started working at McDonald's Hamburgers and became a store manager, a little UPS work around the Christmas rush, became self employed as a painter/builder. He built and rebuilt several homes including a spec house (a two story which he lost his shirt on when the real estate market crashed in the 90's). Bob grew up around the water, and has surfed for over 35-years, likes to sail Hobie Cats, scuba dive, and swim. His other interests are hanging out with his family, movies, riding motorcycles, camping, hiking, climbing, snow skiing, wrestling, making videos, reading, eating... once he won a weight gaining contest and ate 11 and a three-quarter pounds of food in two-hours. Bob and Jill have two boys, Bryan and Jonathan, who are sports oriented. Recently his house (uninsured) was destroyed by fire while he was at church and with the help of many of his friends, nearby churches and schools, they have rebuilt the house. He started writing after a couple of years of listening to audio books while working. His first manuscript was a surf novel which he has finished but has yet to have published.

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