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The Resource Seven at sea : why a New York City family cast off convention for a life-changing year on a sailboat, Erik Orton & Emily Orton

Seven at sea : why a New York City family cast off convention for a life-changing year on a sailboat, Erik Orton & Emily Orton

Label
Seven at sea : why a New York City family cast off convention for a life-changing year on a sailboat
Title
Seven at sea
Title remainder
why a New York City family cast off convention for a life-changing year on a sailboat
Statement of responsibility
Erik Orton & Emily Orton
Title variation
7 at sea
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Working the night shift as a temp in a high-rise cubicle, Erik Orton knew something had to change. He felt the responsibility of providing for his wife and their five children--the youngest with Down syndrome--but craved a life that offered more than just surviving. Watching the sailboats on the Hudson River during his sunset dinner breaks, Erik dared to dream. What would it be like to leave the hustle of the city and instead spend a year on a sailboat, somewhere beautiful, as a family? Despite having no sailing experience, his wife Emily's phobia of deep water, and already stretching every dollar to pay rent and buy groceries, the family of seven turned their excuses into reasons and their fears into motivation. Sure, they would miss their friends, they could go broke, they could get injured or die. Worst of all, they could humiliate themselves by trying something audacious and failing. But the little time they still had together as a family, before their oldest daughter left for college, was drifting away. The Ortons cast off the life they knew to begin an uncertain journey of 5,000 miles between New York City and the Caribbean, ultimately arriving at a new place within themselves. A portrait of a captivating and resilient family and a celebration of the courage it takes to head for something over the horizon, this is a deeply compelling story--told alternately by Erik and Emily--for all those who dream of leaving routine in their wake
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UPB/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orton, Erik
Dewey number
797.12409163/65
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV776.23
LC item number
.O75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Orton, Emily
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orton, Erik
  • Orton, Emily
  • Sailing
  • Sailing
  • Caribbean Area
  • Atlantic Coast (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Seven at sea : why a New York City family cast off convention for a life-changing year on a sailboat, Erik Orton & Emily Orton
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781629725512
Lccn
2018047098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1869646
  • (OCoLC)on1046105391
  • (OCoLC)1046105391
  • 1853343
  • 1869646
Label
Seven at sea : why a New York City family cast off convention for a life-changing year on a sailboat, Erik Orton & Emily Orton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781629725512
Lccn
2018047098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1869646
  • (OCoLC)on1046105391
  • (OCoLC)1046105391
  • 1853343
  • 1869646

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