The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome

The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome

by Jim Carrier

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Overview

"Utterly compulsive and unputdownable--the most exciting, authentic, and humanly moving of all the recent Storm books. Brilliantly paced and perfectly balanced. . . . Carrier is a marvelously trustworthy narrator. . . . A terrific book."--Jonathan Raban, author of Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings and Bad Land: An American Romance

"A wonderful story. An extremely well-written account of the events as I knew them. I commend Jim Carrier for a magnificent job."--Jerry D. Jarrell, Director, National Hurricane Center

In October 1998, the majestic schooner Fantome came face-to-face with one of the most savage storms in Atlantic history. The last days of the Fantome are reconstructed in vivid and heartbreaking detail through Jim Carrier's extensive research and hundreds of personal interviews. What emerges is a story of courage, hubris, the agony of command, the weight of lives versus wealth, and the advances of science versus the terrible power and unpredictability of nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071374552
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 11/20/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 625,929
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jim Carrier is an award-winning journalist and author of seven books. He has written for National Geographic, SAIL, and the New York Times. After 20 years as a radio newscaster, Associated Press correspondent and newspaper editor, and 13 years as the Denver Post's "Rocky Mountain Ranger," he bought a 35-foot sailboat and moved aboard. A survivor of six hurricanes, including Luis, Marilyn, Georges, and Mitch, he has docked his yawl temporarily in Montgomery, Alabama.

Table of Contents

Omoa, Honduras: October 4 - 10, 1998 Belize: October 11 - 17, 1998 Bay Islands, Honduras: October 18 - 24, 1998 Omoa and Miami: October 24 - 25, 1998 Omoa: October 25, 1998--Evening Belize and Miami: October 26, 1998--Morning and Early Afternoon Gulf of Honduras: October 26, 1998--Afternoon and Evening Roatan, Bay Islands: October 27, 1998--Dawn - Early Afternoon Bay Islands: October 27, 1998--Afternoon Miami and Bay Islands: October 27, 1998--Late Afternoon Bay Islands, Mainland Honduras, and Miami: October 28, 1998 Bay Islands, Mainland Honduras, and Miami: October 29, 1998 Bay Islands, Mainland Honduras, and Miami: October 30 - November 1, 1998 Bay Islands, Guyana, Gulf of Mexico, and Miami: November 2 - 5, 1998 Bay Islands, Mainland Honduras, Eastern Caribbean, Miami, British Isles: November 6, 1998 - Year's End Coda Epilogue Acknowledgments About the Author Photos appear after page 140

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