Ten Hours until Dawn The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do

ISBN-10: 0312334362

ISBN-13: 9780312334369

Edition: 2006

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Description: nbsp; In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tankerGlobal Hopefloundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls and immediately dispatched a patrol boat. Within an hour, the Coast Guard boat was in as much trouble as the tanker, having lost its radar, depth finder, and engine power in horrendous seas. Pilot boat Captain Frank Quirk was monitoring the Coast Guard’s efforts by radio, and when he heard that the patrol boat was in jeopardy, he decided to act. Gathering his crew of four, he readied his forty-nine-foot steel boat, theCan Do,and entered the maelstrom of the blizzard. Using dozens of interview and audiotapes that recorded every word exchanged between Quirk and the Coast Guard, Tougias has written a devastating, true account of bravery and death at sea.

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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 5/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.67" wide x 8.29" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Michael J. Tougias is a syndicated newspaper columnist and the award-winning author of fifteen books. His latest book, "The Blizzard of '78," was a "Boston Globe" bestseller. He is also the coauthor of "King Philip's War" and "There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse" (Best Nature Book of 2003---Independent Publishers Association). He lives in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Prologue
The Gathering Storm
The Coast Guard Responds
Frank Quirk and Charlie Bucko
Rogue Waves and Dead Engines
Rescue of the Chester Poling
A Storm Like No Other
Swept Over with a Crash
A Family's Anxious Wait
Time Is the Enemy
Heading Northeast
Pursuing Life's Pathway
In Shoal Waters
Troubles on the Cape George
Silence
Beyond the Realm of Experience
The Anchor
The Breakwater
Desperation
Dawn's Dim Light
The Search
The Global Hope
Devastation
Discoveries
The Week After
Wrecked Boat, Wrecked Lives
"Crossing the Bar"
Brian and Farewell
Epilogue
Author's Note
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