Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor

Shipwrecked Reflections of the Sole Survivor The harrowing autobiographical story of Dennis Hale the sole survivor of the November sinking of the freighter Daniel J Morrell on storm tossed Lake Huron

  • Title: Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor
  • Author: Dennis Hale
  • ISBN: 9780692009307
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • The harrowing autobiographical story of Dennis Hale, the sole survivor of the November 1966 sinking of the freighter Daniel J Morrell on storm tossed Lake Huron.

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    1. Much of the book focused on his life and his journey to come to grips with his ordeal. I met Dennis at the Shipwreck Museum in Paradise, WI where I bought this book and talked with him. A very nice man who was truly a sole survivor. I was saddened to read of his passing. He is now with his old shipmates.

    2. Facinating story of Dennis Hale's youth, his experience of a Great Lakes freighter sinking and his surviving on a raft during a November storm in freezing temperatures, and how after many years he was finally able to cope with the emotional trama of being the only survivor of the wreck.

    3. Wonderful story, lousy book layout.I would have loved to sit and listen to this guy talk, but I was irritated by the bad layout of the book, especially the unnecessary "double spacing" of the text, as if he was afraid he didn't have enough story to fill a book unless he "padded" the layout. (Either that or he knew enough to double-space the manuscript, but didn't know you have to un-doublespace it if you're doing your own book layout.)

    4. An honest and raw account of a shipwreck survivor, it was hard to put down until the end. The writing is not superb, but as it was written from the heart, I feel that it adds to the candidness of the book. I enjoyed learning all the technical shipping terms used throughout the book, some I had to look up, and I felt that I learned a bit about ships and sailing as well.

    5. I met the author at a book signing at the shipwreck museum in Paradise, Michigan. He is a normal person who went through the impossible and lived to tell about it.

    6. Amazing experience thoughtfully woven with reflections from his childhood. The reader joins Dennis as he struggles to figure out "why me?"

    7. Interesting because I love Lake Huron and am interested in the history of the shipwrecks but this book explored focused more on his life and all the troubles. I was bored.

    8. great storyteller, I just feel that Dennis could have used a better editor, especially for grammatic reasons.

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