Saturday, March 24, 2012


Michael Tougias will present a narrated slide/lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. His topic will be: Overboard: the storm that tore apart a 45-foot sailboat in the Gulf Stream, based on his non-fiction book of the same name.

Scientists have recently discovered there are far more rogue waves than previously thought, and they are likely increasing in size and frequency. Among the worst places on the planet to generate rogue waves is the Gulf Stream, just off the east coast of the United States. This is the location of a May 2005 disaster and survival story chronicled in Overboard!

Michael Tougias is the author of 19 books and gives frequent lectures in and around Massachusetts. In addition to Overboard!, some of his titles include: Fatal Forecast, a True Story of Survival at Georges Bank; King Philip’s Indian War; There’s a Porcupine in my Outhouse; The Blizzard of ’78; A Taunton River Journey; 400 Miles Down the Connecticut River; Ten Hours Until Dawn. He can be visited on the web at

When not writing or exploring, Tougias donates his time to protecting open space.

This free program is funded by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library. It will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room, which is accessible by elevator. There is parking in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

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