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Author Michael Tougias to present Overboard!

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Author Michael Tougias to present Overboard!

Time: November 5, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Wallingford Public Library
Street: 200 North Main St.
City/Town: Wallingford
Website or Map: http://www.wallingfordlibrary…
Phone: 203-265-6754
Event Type: author, event, &, signing
Organized By: Beth Devlin
Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2014

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Wallingford Public Library welcomes author Michael Tougias to the library on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. to give a slide presentation on his new book Overboard! A True Bluewater Odyssey of Disaster and Survival. 

This true story begins in early May of 2005 when Captain Tom Tighe and first mate Loch Reidy of the sailboat Almeisan welcome three new crew members for their annual five day voyage from Connecticut to Bermuda. 

Four days into their voyage a massive storm strikes and Captain Tighe and first mate Loch Reidy are swept from the boat during a knockdown and are carried away by huge seas. The three new crew members somehow remain on the vessel as it is torn apart by the seas. OVERBOARD follows the simultaneous desperate struggles of both the crew on the boat and the Captain and first mate in the sea.

Michael Tougias, author of OVERBOARD will use slides of the storm, the sinking sailboat, the crew, and the rescue missions to bring this story to life. 

“I enjoy doing these programs,” says Tougias, “because I like to transport the audience into the heart of the storm so that they ask themselves ‘what would I have done.’ I think author readings can be a bit slow, but with a slide presentation, the viewer can visually relive the adventure.” 

The attempted Coast Guard rescues of the survivors featured in Overboard put the rescuers in almost as much danger as those in the sea. It was such a complex and risky rescue that the Coast Guard later selected it – from among thousands of incidents—as the search and rescue case of the year.

A book signing will follow the program, and the presentation is suitable for all ages. Visit www.michaeltougias.com for more information. 

Please contact the library at 203-265-6754 or online at www.wallingfordlibrary.org to register.

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