A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and Incredible Rescue
6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Lectures, Films, & Book Talks
Michael Tougia's most recent work chronicles how seventy foot waves batter a tattered life raft 250 miles out to sea in one of the world’s most dangerous places, the Gulf Stream. Hanging onto the raft are three men, a Canadian, a Brit, and their captain. The waves repeatedly toss the men out of their tiny vessel as four Coast Guardsmen battling hurricane force winds in their Jayhawk helicopter attempt to reach them. When the crew arrive on site they are astounded to find crashing seas in excess of seventy feet. The pilots wonder if they have a realistic chance of saving the sailors clinging to the broken life raft, and if they will be able to retrieve their own rescue swimmer from the towering seas. Heart-pounding action for the avid armchair adventurer!
Michael J. Tougias is an award-winning author of 20 books with Simon & Schuster. Tougias has received the American Library Association “Editors Choice” Award and the Independent Publishers “Best Nature Book of the Year” award. Disney Studio’s is currently filming the movie version of his book The Finest Hours.
$5 Members, $7 Nonmembers To Register
A book signing will follow the program.