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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Full Cast and Crew. With out spoiling the ending I would like to state that Mr. Steven Callahan is an American author, naval architect, inventor, and sailor most notable for having survived for 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a survival raft. It’s a fantastic book if you are a sailor or like real-life adventure stories or even just want a good read that isn’t like any other book. He knew where and when and why he was most likely to see boats.

I see that all creation is made in His image.

Having sharks swim by was even worse. I’d finished my own book already and it was the only one that grabbed my attention on the owners’ shelf. Reading a book like this on the beach was quite an experience, and it’s a riveting su I picked up this book when my family rented a beach place for vacation and I was looking for something to read.

After 76 days at sea, living off very little water and what fish he could catch, he was saved and taken to the hospital.

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”. Woven throughout his narrative is that strong spirit of survival that is the common callanan in all survival stories. I was now adrift in the middle of the Atlantic, miles west of the Canaries but heading in the opposite direction.


In the end, a good read but flawed.

Of course it removes a layer of suspense knowing that he survived obviously, since he wrote the bookbut there was still excellent tension throughout, as he was tossed about in the unforgiving ocean. Jun 02, Helen Dunn rated it really liked it.

Mar 07, Joseph Wiederhold rated it really liked it.

Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea

This went on for three days and we all had bad backs. The sail boat was Ducky III. Having that nautical knowledge really came in handy, most of us would not make it a week without all the skills he had. Search for ” 76 Days Adrift ” on Amazon. He’s also lectured widely and contributed to a number of other books on design, seamanship, and survival. When it is repaired, he decides This was one of the most riveting books I’ve ever read.

One of my dteven books of all time. Jan 11, meghan chriss rated it it was amazing. But if we aren’t reading books, you’ll probably find us outside. It will remind you that ” Then there is Callahan’s ego, which is big enough to capsize his ship even without a rogue wave. Topics Life and style Experience.

It all begins with entering a race Refresh and try again. Callahann is nothing I can write further tha 10 Stars If anyone was going to get shipwrecked and survive alone on the Atlantic it was Steve Callahan.


Callahan recounted his ordeal in the best-selling book Adrift: You can feel strven anguish, his pain and his despair, but also his happiness and his relief. Mar 23, Jessaka rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’d recommend this book to anyone interested in thinking about existence, the universe, and human limits.

Overall this book is a selfish indulgence on my part; a dysfunctional relationship that ended suddenly and afterwards it’s just so obvious how you were used, and you hate how you let yourself get exploited like that, but you think about the sex all the time and you miss it sometimes Callahan made lures and other tools seen in the movie. Survival story junkies will revel in all the gory details, from his constant attention to water retrieval to the nuances of spear-fishing to keeping his deteriorating raft afloat for 76 days.

I have good memories associated with reading it, of course, and the sheer surprise that I was so enjoying something so different from what I usually read thrilled me.

Large pods of dolphins them used to come and play stevn the boat, especially at night. It lies beyond my grasp, taunting me.

Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan

He was able to use his skills and resources to stay alive where most people would have given up. Someone told me about this book back in the s and I knew that I had to read it.

Let me say that I did not expect to like this book.