The Ship and the Storm - Hurricane Mitch and the loss of the Fantome
by Carrier, Jim -- 1944-
pub by Harcourt, NY, 2001 - orig pub by International Marine in 2001 - - isbn 0-15-600740-1 - - 317 p. - Acknowledgements p 313-315 - - - about the author p. 317
In this book Jim Caprenter wites about an incredible tragedy. He covers the - -
History of Winjammer cruises.
History of the large schooner Fantome
History of nearly every member of the crew of the Fantome
Details about the National Weather service - especially the hurricane specialists - recurs several times along with their frustrtions.
Hurricane behavior is subtle.
The accuracy is not as good as expected by the public or others consuming the information.
History of that part of the western Caribbean, especially the Gulf of Honduras and the islands Roatan and Guanja and to a lesser extent Utila.
Hurricane Mitch - October 1998
Effects on the islands and the mainland from the very slow moving hurricane.
How the Fantome probably came to its end.
How the end unfolded for Windjammer cruises - for the family and friends of the crew.
This is a truly interesting and well written book in each part it covers.
You can taste and feel the trajedy not only
for the Fantome but also the islanders, the mainlanders, the leadership of Winjammer cruises,
and also largely for the surviving family and friends.
It is a very good read.
~ 2017-09-18 ~
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