A Furnace Afloat: The Wreck of the "Hornet" and the 4,300 mile Voyage of its Survivors
Written by Joe Jackson
A rare and historical survival story of 31 passengers and crew who were forced to abandon "Hornet" when an open oil lantern set this vessel on fire in 1866. They had had less than ten days of rations to share between them and were more than 1609 kilometers from the closest island. They were to encounter every danger whilst travelling through the Pacific and were attacked by sharks and sword fish. Throughout their journey the endured storms and tornadoes. Learn about the 6437 kilometer journey through the eyes of three men who kept journals during their excruciating experience.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Dimensions: 241 mm x 160 mm