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Title Black wave : a family's adventure at sea and the disaster that saved them / John and Jean Silverwood.
Author Silverwood, John.
Publication New York : Random House, [2008]
Copyright date ©2008
Edition First edition.
Description 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Call # 910.9164 S
Contents Book 1. A heart-shaped reef -- The dark -- The mast -- An irrational calm -- Whose fault? -- The thing about Dad -- Working with the waves -- Growing up at sea -- Shooting the moon -- Another day in paradise -- Seeing things -- An explosion -- Book 2. Angels -- Coals from Newcastle -- The "Julia Anne's" fate -- The lifeline -- The third break -- The monster -- A shared dawn -- An island home -- Escape plans -- The reef back home.
Summary Successful businessman John Silverwood and his wife, Jean, both experienced sailors, decided the time was right to give their four children a taste of thrilling life on the high seas. And indeed their journey aboard the fifty-five-foot catamaran Emerald Jane would have many extraordinary and profound moments...Yet rather than flourishing amid the new freedoms and responsibilities thrust upon them, the children were sometimes confused, frightened, resentful. John's dream trip that began on Long Island Sound ended almost two years later as a nightmare in treacherous waters off a remote atoll in French Polynesia, where, in an explosion of awesome violence, the terrifying brunt of the ocean's anger fell upon the Emerald Jane--From publisher description.
Subject Silverwood, John -- Travel.
Silverwood, Jean -- Travel.
Silverwood, John -- Family.
Emerald Jane (Catamaran)
Ocean travel.
Yachting.
Yachting injuries.
Yachting accidents.
Adventure and adventurers -- United States -- Biography.
Manuae (Cook Islands) -- Description and travel.
Addl. Author Silverwood, Jean.
ISBN 1400066557 (alk. paper) :
9781400066551 (alk. paper)

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