Into the Blizzard: Heroism at Sea During the Great Blizzard of 1978 [Young Readers Adaptation]
A riveting true account of a rescue at sea from Michael J. Tougias, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours.
In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. When the Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls, they immediately dispatched a patrol rescue boat. But within an hou...more
There are few things I like saying more than "Back during the blizzard of '77..." because it makes me feel a thousand years old. I also vividly remember a show hosted by Leonard Nimoy called In Search Of that had an episode entitled The Coming Ice Age. How things can change in 40 years! Now, global warming is much more of a threat, but for those of us who can recall having to climb out of a second story window to get out of the house to shovel the front door open (okay, ...more
Language: PG (6 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content PG; Violence: PG
BUYING ADVISORY: MS, HS – ESSENTIAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
Subtitled “Heroism at Sea During the Great Blizzard of 1978,” this story chronicles the courage and selfless sacrifice of those shipmen of both the U.S. Coast Guard and the men on board the Can Do. These seamen responded to a distress signal from a tanker, The Global Hope, just as ...more
I lived in Marblehead back in the winter of 1978. And while the tail end of this storm was hitting, I was stuck in the Tar and Feather pub and restaurant for the night. There was a group of I think 15 people from staff to customers. We all just stayed in the pub until someone came the next morning and dug us out. It was really something trying to walk home that morning. I remember watching a friend try to walk over a snowdrift and when she got to the top she disappeared. ...more
In the midst of the Blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals in Salem Sound off the Massachusetts coast. When the Coast Guard heard the Mayday calls, they immediately dispatched a patrol rescue boat. But within an hour, the Coast Guard resc ...more
Some parts of the book did frustrate me. There are numerous radi ...more
This one chronicles the attempts to help the oil tanker, Global Hope, as it flounders off the shore of Salem Sound in Massachusetts during the Great Blizzard of 1978.
The U.S. Coast Guard sends its boats and tries to send a he ...more
One of my current adventures is waiting to see if Disney will begin filming a movie-length version of the Coast Guard rescue book Th ...more