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Sailor, author to speak on ill-fated tall ship

Douglas A. Campbell, co-author of the non-fiction book, “Rescue of the Bounty,” will discuss his work from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Rathbun Library in East Haddam, Conn.

Campbell worked three decades in daily journalism, most with the Philadelphia Inquirer, where two of his stories were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Campbell is also an accomplished sailor and has twice competed in the biannual Newport to Bermuda One/Two race. During one race he blogged about his progress and experience for Soundings magazine.

“Rescue of the Bounty,” which Campbell co-wrote with Michael J. Tougias, sets the scene for Oct. 25, 2012, when Capt. Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision for sail the tall ship from New London, Conn., to St. Petersburg, Fla. – headlong into the teeth of Hurricane Sandy.

For information, email Maureen Tarbox, president of the Friends of Rathbun Library, at