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Desperate Voyage


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Cutter Pagan Plan of Pagan Map of the voyage About the Author I. Preparation II. Departure III. Practice IV. Confidence V. Sunk! VI. Castaway VII. Adventure VIII. Overboard IX. Malpelo Isle X. Navigation XI. Crew XII. Unenchanted Isles! XIII. Post Office Bay XIV. Trade Winds XV. Devilfish XVI. Hurricane XVII. Dismasted XVIII. Jury Rig XIX. Lost XX. Foodless XXI. Starvation and Land XXII. Rescue XXIII. Tuvutha XXIV. Going Native XXV. A Sail! XXVI. Australia

About the Author

John Caldwell went on to graduate from the University of California Santa Barbara. He sailed all over the world with his wife Mary and their two sons. While sailing in the Caribbean he caught a glimpse of his dream island, Prune Island. He obtained a 99-year lease on the island, planted palms, renamed it Palm Island and established his own resort. The rest of his life was spent sailing around the islands he loved and sharing his passion with lucky visitors to his Caribbean paradise.


A must read for all would-be voyagers. * Latitude 38 *
[An] astounding tale of courage and adventure....an engaging, well-written story that combines elements of romance with incredible adventure, farce and foolhardiness. If ever there was an argument for the benefits of sail training, this book cements it. Riveting stuff. * Sailing Today *
One of the classic 'How I did it on a shoe-string in an unsuitable boat, knowing nothing about sailing' books....A good read and hooray for the days when people could do this sort of thing without attracting condemnation. * The Island *

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