1. How It All Began
Many people dream of sailing the seas. They fantasize about getting away from the tedium of the office, the restrictions of the suburbs, or the chaos of the city. People form elaborate plans about taking their friends, family, or loved ones out on the wide open waters where there are no lines at the grocery store, no Powerpoint presentations, and no busy sidewalks filled with people who will walk right over you.
One man who dreamt of hitting the high seas was Arthur Duperrault. Duperrault, a World War II veteran from Green Bay, Winsonsin wanted more than anything to take his family for the sailing adventure of a lifetime. At least that was the plan. And that’s what left everyone shocked when rescuers found a young girl, utterly alone at sea. How did she get there?