Steven Callahan: ‘I got scared by the thought I’d be dead in a few hours; I found a way to fix the raft and it felt like the biggest victory of my life’. Steven Callahan. Adrift: 76 Days Lost At Sea. © The Mob Film Company (North) Ltd Services · Site Map · Contact · T&Cs. Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s Adrift chronicled one of the most astounding voyages of the century and one of the.

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76 Days Adrift

He collected drinking water from two solar stills and various jury-rigged devices for collecting rainwater, which together produced on average just over a pint of water per day. Ditto the illustrations—he might not be an artist by trade, but those illustrations were fantastic, sometimes just giving a little bit of a hint of the vastness of the ocean against the diminutive Rubber Ducky III and sometimes showing, for example, just how the raft was set up.

Having lost a third of his weight and being covered with scores of saltwater sores, he was taken to a local hospital for an afternoon, but left that evening and spent the following weeks recovering on the island and while hitchhiking on boats up through the West Indies. Not once did I envy Steven Callahan though; his was not a planned trip. Steven has to re-evaluate many aspects of his life when on the brink of starvation, being eaten, or drowning.


I read the last couple chapters first, just skimming out of curiosity and boredom They tell him that they rarely come to that side of the island to fish, but did that day.

This went on for three days and we all had bad backs.

To ask other readers questions about Adriftstevwn sign up. I was now adrift in the middle of the Atlantic, miles west of the Canaries but heading in the opposite direction.

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Then I snapped into autopilot. Feb 25, Jane rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s an epic story where one man’s will to survive is put to the ultimate test. And it made me realize that I steeven nothin’ to complain about That would be an adventure. While at times a bit too detailed and descriptive for me It all begins with entering a race During his journey, Callahan experienced a few positive elements aside from suffering, describing the night sky at one point as “A view of heaven from a seat in hell.

May 17, Anthony rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I write in my log that it is a view of heaven from a seat in hell. Knowing it can be stolen from me at any steveb, by a Dorado or shark attack or by a deflating raft, I cannot relax and appreciate it.

To this day I feel enlightened by what I went through because it changed me for the better.

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It will remind you that ” I started it this morning and couldn’t put it down. I definitely would not recommend this for a 12 year old boy or as an AR selection. It can be a very fast read but I choose to read it and then deliberate on the experiences of Steve Callahan, in this well written true story memoir.


Those looking for a story of redemption won’t be disappointed either as he notes this experience as making him forever appreciative of the fact that “to be well fed, painless and in the company of friends and loved ones are privileges too few enjoy in this often brutal world”.

The struggle for survival for two and a half months would have made a compelling, page-turner even if written by a terrible author. December Group Read 2 2 16 Jan 04, And Callahan tells it with a poetic profundity.

Gripping story in the hands of a competent writer. It is as much about his struggle syeven stay focused and keep himself strong as it is about his constant battle with sea water, uncooperative equipment, and his failing raft.

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I used to try to do the night watches so I didn’t have to sleep when people couldn’t see the sea. He escapes adrkft sinking vessel in an inflatable life-raft, nicknamed Ducky, with a meagre supply of food and water. Dec 16, Jen rated it it was amazing.