Author visit - Michael Tougias- March 1, 2011

On Tuesday, 3/1/11, Michael Tougias will discuss his newest book, Overboard

The Athol Public Library welcomes

author Michael Tougias

Tuesday, March 1 from 6:30 to 7:30p.m.

Tougias will be discussing his newest book, Overboard, the true story of the crew of the sailboat. The five crew members left Connecticut in May of 2005 for Bermuda.  A massive storm struck and the captain and first mate were swept from the boat and carried away by huge seas. The three remaining crew members somehow were able to remain on the vessel which was being torn apart by the seas. The complex and risky Coast Guard rescue was later selected as the search and rescue case of the year.

Tougias uses slides of the storm, the sinking sailboat, the crew, and the rescue missions to bring the story to life. He is the author and co-author of 19 books. Visit for more information.  A book signing will follow the program and the presentation is suitable for all ages.

The program is funded by the Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be served.

Call the library at 978-249-9515 for more information.