Some of us can’t imagine a day going by without all of our luxuries. This could be anything from our morning cup of coffee to our king-sized bed and anything in between. All of these little additions might seem like nothing when we get to use them every day, but without them, they could see our lives take a nosedive. So what happens if everything we know and love suddenly disappeared? While it might seem as though we can enjoy these luxuries for the rest of our lives, sometimes, we have no choice but to fight to survive without anything to help us along the way.
One man thought that he was setting out on the adventure of a lifetime with everything that he needed to make it out on the sea. That was until the waters were about to claim his boat, and this fisherman was shipwrecked for 76 days before anyone found him. It looked as though time was running out. He just had to use the power of hope that someone would eventually find him.
The open water
Some of us love to head out onto the open water. The wind in our hair, the water beneath our boat, and the fresh smell of being at one with Mother Nature. So what happened when one man wanted to take his passion one step further?
Steven Callahan had a love for the ocean and wanted to set sail on the sea. However, his adventure was about to turn into a nightmare when he was shipwrecked for 76 days.
Discovering his passion
Steve is initially from Massachusetts. It was here that he signed up to the Boy Scouts. Not only did Steve learn all the skills that he would need to survive in the wild, but he discovered his hidden passion: boating.
It wasn’t long before Steve was obsessed with being out on the water. In fact, he was just 12 years old when Steve decided that he wanted to grow up and become a solo sailor. All he needed to do was make sure that he knew everything it would take to survive on the sea with no one else around.
Building his creation
After many years exploring the sea, Steve decided that it was time to take his love one step further. He had the perfect answer: he was going to build his own boat. Steve started to get to work in his small cabin until he was left looking at his 21-foot-long creation.
It was perfect. Steve named the ship Napoleon Solo after a character from the spy action series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. as it seemed like the ideal name for a boat that would one day take him across the water with no one else around.