Michael J. Tougias

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Michael J. Tougias is the author of a number of books, including Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy; Overboard!; The Finest Hours (with Casey Sherman), soon to be a major motion picture from Disney; Fatal Forecast; and Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do. He is a sought-after lecturer who gives more than seventy presentations each year. He lives in Massachusetts.


Photo Credit: Alison O'Leary

Books by this Author

The Finest Hours
Rescue of the Bounty
A Storm Too Soon
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Not so serious in this brief life.

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June 20, 2013

If you get a rainy vacation day on Cape Cod (or New Hampshire or Maine, in the next week), come to one of my presentations this summer.
Rather than doing boring author talks I try to recreate what happens in my true survival books using photographs from the storm & rescue with powerpoint. Please share with friends who might like to "escape" from their daily grind some evening!
2013 Programs Open to the Public
Date Time Place Topic

6/27 6pm Maine Maritime Museum, Bath Storm Too Soon
6/28 6:30pm Penobscot Maritime Museum, Searsport Storm Too Soon
7/10 7pm Taylor Community Laconia NH Fatal Forecast
7/11 7:15pm... see more

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