By Richard D. Logan PhD, Tere Duperrault Fassbender
Terry Jo Duperrault was once eleven while her relations was once murdered at sea aboard a chartered sailboat off the coast of Florida. She jumped overboard simply in time to flee. Surviving 4 days on a cork flow in the midst of the sea, Terry Jo's rescue images graced existence journal quickly after she was once discovered. this can be the 1st time Terry Jo, referred to now as Tere Duperrault Fassbender, has been capable of totally inform her tale. In September 1988 Oprah Winfrey reunited her with the freighter Captain who stored her, yet even then, she was once no longer healed adequate to bare what it took to outlive for 4 days adrift and by myself at sea. Co-authored by way of psychologist and survival specialist Richard Logan, readers delve into the main points of ways a bit lady survived the homicide of her family members; the sluggish cave in of the small cork drift she used to maintain afloat whereas guarded by way of a pod of whales; and the aftermath and the reclamation of existence. by myself: Orphaned at the Ocean is the final word inspirational story of good.
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3. Survival skills. I. Fassbender, Tere Duperrault. II. Title. 4/52--dc22 1005 Printed in the USA by Thomson-Shore first edition printed on recycled paper 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Never Forgotten: Mom, Dad, Brian, and René; Gammie; Mo and Unk For the Future: Brooke, Blaire, and Brian; Alison, Wesley, and Arthur –Tere Contents Acknowledgments Foreword Preface Sailing Dreams The Adventurer A Brief Time in Paradise A Captain’s Tale The Sea Waif A Warrior’s End The Dark of Night Eternal Father Recovering Terry Jo’s Truth The Mask of the Hero All the Women Are Strong Afterword Epilogue Bibliography Index ACKNOWLEDGMENTS by Tere Fassbender As I sit on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, I listen to the whitecaps tumbling and crashing on the beach.
Duperrault had planned a two-day sail to cover the two hundred-mile route back to Florida, sailing both day and night with a couple of breaks of only a few hours. Harvey: “We set sail from Sandy Point on the east side of the Providence Channel shortly after dark Sunday night. It was our intention to stop for a few hours in the lee of Great Stirrup Cay, get three or four hours of sleep, then proceed to Great Isaac, anchor in the lee for a little more sleep, then reach Fort Lauderdale Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
CHAPTER THREE A Brief Time in Paradise By Wednesday morning, November 8, 1961, the Bluebelle had been provisioned for a week’s trip. The Duperraults eagerly went aboard to begin their highly anticipated voyage. The children were romping on the deck, excited about the adventures ahead, when Harold Pegg, the Bluebelle’s owner and Harvey’s employer, came aboard to take on a supply of ice. 22-caliber rifle. ” Pegg asked. “Shoot some sharks,” the boy said, laughing. In 1961 the idea of shooting at sharks and considering it sport was far more acceptable than it would be today.