#1. Floating Adrift At The Bahamas
Back in 1961, a freighter sailed around the Bahamas when its crew spotted something in the waters below. Upon closer inspection, they found out that it was a young girl, who was barely alive, drifting through the ocean on a tiny cork float.
How exactly did the 11-year-old child named Terry Jo Duperrault found herself floating aimlessly in the Atlantic Ocean alone?
#2. Family Trip
Little Terry Jo’s visit to this part of the world was initially meant to be the family trip of a lifetime for the Dupperraults. In fact, Dr. Arthur Duperrault, a 41-year-old eye doctor from Green Bay, Wisconsin and his wife Jean, 38, had saved up money for a long time just for this trip.
#3. An Unforgettable Journey
Of course, since it had the makings of an unforgettable journey, the couple wanted to take all three of their children – Brian, 14, Terry Jo, 11 and Renee, 7 – with them. So, they chartered a 60-foot boat named ‘Bluebell’ to ferry them from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the islands of the Bahamas.