Good show all around, but just think how disappointing this could have turned out if the Navy pilot had thought the message said “KELP.”
I heard about this from my spouse this morning and we thought the same thing. Great minds, and all that.
Was there a boat named SS Minnow involved?
Please say yes
They were damned lucky: not a lot of islands in that area, deserted or otherwise.
I have no idea why, but I love lost at sea stories. For two that are like the extreme opposite stories - one of the world’s greatest navigator and one of the world’s worst sea captain, read:
In The Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - the true story that inspired Moby Dick
Each book is fantastic, but together they form a real story about leadership.
I’m glad these people were smart enough to make a sign; that always seems like the best approach to rescue.
Me, too! Actually, any human endurance/disaster book sucks me right in. Anyway, I read the first one years ago but I haven’t read the second. Thanks for the tip!
I checked the Amazon reviews and they were really spotty on that book, but I loved it. I would love to turn it into a movie; every person in it would make a great character, and the narrative is so unpredictable. The painting element added a lot for me, but that particular painting fascinated me even before I knew that it was an actual historic event.
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