The Gathering Wind - Hurricane Sandy, the Sailing Ship Bounty, and a Courageous Rescue at Sea-logo

The Gathering Wind - Hurricane Sandy, the Sailing Ship Bounty, and a Courageous Rescue at Sea

Gregory A. Freeman

In October 2012, a replica of the famous HMS Bounty, an eighteenth-century tall sailing ship, was on a collision course with a storm that would become the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic-a clash that would prove dramatic, tragic, perplexing, and ultimately one of the most unforgettable stories of Superstorm Sandy. Crewed by an eclectic team of seafarers, the Bounty was led by Robin Walbridge, their highly respected captain with decades at the helm, whose actions-sometimes questionable-decided the fate of his ship and crew. Departing from Connecticut as the storm raced northward from the Caribbean, Walbridge attempted to outmaneuver Sandy, heading the Bounty southeast. As violent gusts tossed the wooden ship, the crew fought to save their beloved Bounty-and finally to save themselves. When waves, wind, and encroaching water finally overtook the ship in an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the crew was suddenly tossed into the churning sea. The Bounty was gone, but their fate was still to be determined. The men and women of a Coast Guard station in North Carolina summoned the courage to fly into hundred-mile-per-hour winds while the residents of the Eastern Seaboard were fleeing or bracing for the hurricane's impact. Through hours of white-knuckle flying, with crew members thrown about their aircraft and rescue swimmers jumping into thirty-foot seas, the Coast Guard accomplished one of its most memorable rescues ever. Based on interviews with Bounty survivors and unfettered access to Coast Guard rescue team members, The Gathering Wind offers not only the first but the most complete account of this heartbreaking, thrilling, and inspirational story.

In October 2012, a replica of the famous HMS Bounty, an eighteenth-century tall sailing ship, was on a collision course with a storm that would become the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic-a clash that would prove dramatic, tragic, perplexing, and ultimately one of the most unforgettable stories of Superstorm Sandy. Crewed by an eclectic team of seafarers, the Bounty was led by Robin Walbridge, their highly respected captain with decades at the helm, whose actions-sometimes questionable-decided the fate of his ship and crew. Departing from Connecticut as the storm raced northward from the Caribbean, Walbridge attempted to outmaneuver Sandy, heading the Bounty southeast. As violent gusts tossed the wooden ship, the crew fought to save their beloved Bounty-and finally to save themselves. When waves, wind, and encroaching water finally overtook the ship in an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the crew was suddenly tossed into the churning sea. The Bounty was gone, but their fate was still to be determined. The men and women of a Coast Guard station in North Carolina summoned the courage to fly into hundred-mile-per-hour winds while the residents of the Eastern Seaboard were fleeing or bracing for the hurricane's impact. Through hours of white-knuckle flying, with crew members thrown about their aircraft and rescue swimmers jumping into thirty-foot seas, the Coast Guard accomplished one of its most memorable rescues ever. Based on interviews with Bounty survivors and unfettered access to Coast Guard rescue team members, The Gathering Wind offers not only the first but the most complete account of this heartbreaking, thrilling, and inspirational story.
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In October 2012, a replica of the famous HMS Bounty, an eighteenth-century tall sailing ship, was on a collision course with a storm that would become the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic-a clash that would prove dramatic, tragic, perplexing, and ultimately one of the most unforgettable stories of Superstorm Sandy. Crewed by an eclectic team of seafarers, the Bounty was led by Robin Walbridge, their highly respected captain with decades at the helm, whose actions-sometimes questionable-decided the fate of his ship and crew. Departing from Connecticut as the storm raced northward from the Caribbean, Walbridge attempted to outmaneuver Sandy, heading the Bounty southeast. As violent gusts tossed the wooden ship, the crew fought to save their beloved Bounty-and finally to save themselves. When waves, wind, and encroaching water finally overtook the ship in an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the crew was suddenly tossed into the churning sea. The Bounty was gone, but their fate was still to be determined. The men and women of a Coast Guard station in North Carolina summoned the courage to fly into hundred-mile-per-hour winds while the residents of the Eastern Seaboard were fleeing or bracing for the hurricane's impact. Through hours of white-knuckle flying, with crew members thrown about their aircraft and rescue swimmers jumping into thirty-foot seas, the Coast Guard accomplished one of its most memorable rescues ever. Based on interviews with Bounty survivors and unfettered access to Coast Guard rescue team members, The Gathering Wind offers not only the first but the most complete account of this heartbreaking, thrilling, and inspirational story.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

10h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:55