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A Furnace Afloat: The Wreck of the Hornet and the 4,300 Mile Voyage of its Survivors

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When an accident with an open oil lantern set the American clipper Hornet alight in 1866, the 31 passengers and crew were forced to abandon ship. Cast adrift in three small lifeboats, they had less than 10 days rations to share between them. They were over 1000 miles from the nearest island. Over the next six weeks they were to encounter every danger the Pacific could throw at them. They were attacked by sharks and swordfish. They endured storms, and even tornadoes. Their hunger became so intense that they resorted to ...

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A Furnace Afloat: The Wreck of the Hornet and the 4,300-mile Voyage of its Survivors 2005, Cassell Military, London

ISBN-13: 9780304366934

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A Furnace Afloat: The Wreck of the "Hornet" and the 4,300-mile Voyage of Its Survivors 2004, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297846185

Hardcover