In 1981, Stephen Callahan left his home in Rhode Island, traveling alone in a small sailboat called the Napoleon Solo, which he had built himself. He was 29-years-old.
When the Callahan’s boat was rammed in the night by a whale or large shark, the boat sank in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Callahan was left floating in a tiny rubber raft with only a few hastily collected items in his possession. He could only hope he’d picked the right items to help him survive until he could be rescued.
When his boat sank, Callahan’s food stores were lost and his water supply was spoiled with saltwater. He was hundreds of miles from the nearest shipping lanes and, worst of all, he soon realized he was surrounded by sharks. Most people would give up at this point. Could he possibly survive these conditions?