This story – two stories actually – is bizarre and ultimately tragic.
The farthest Graham Collins sails his boat is along the coast of Nova Scotia, so the Haligonian was stunned when he got a call from the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday, asking if he was sailing through the eye of hurricane Larry.
Friday started out like any other day for Collins. The president and co-owner of Compass Distillers was working away when he received a phone call from his friend.
Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard’s rescue coordination center in Boston had been trying to reach Collins but were unable to get hold of him, so they started contacting people on his emergency contact list.
After Collins got off the phone with his friend, the coast guard call came through. Read on, thanks to saltwire.com