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axolotl
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Nov 8, 2005, 8:42 PM

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Anybody see this "I Shouldn't be Alive!" account of the sinking of Trashman 50 miles off the US East Coast? Quite a sad tale of how to go about things wrong when a storm pipes up.


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Nov 9, 2005, 5:09 AM

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I hadn't seen it, but I Googled the story and came up with this from the Boston Globe:

...the awesome story of two women and three men who set sail in 1982 from Bar Harbor, Maine, for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on a yacht named the Trashman. Early on, the boat is pounded by a storm which leaves them with no engine, no sails, and finally, when a cabin window breaks, no boat. The five quickly make it onto an inflatable rubber dinghy, all of them unharmed except Meg, who is bleeding from bone-deep wounds. But as the days stretch on, each person becomes increasingly sapped and broken...

It gets worse: http://www.boston.com/...i_shouldnt_be_alive/


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Nov 9, 2005, 7:30 AM

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The book "Albatross" is worth reading. It tells the entire story first hand. Two of the guys went crazy from drinking salt water.


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