This Little Girl Was Found Adrift At Sea In 1961.. – American Upbeat

This Little Girl Was Found Adrift At Sea In 1961..


#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.


Like it? Share with your friends!

206 SHARES
206 SHARES

This Little Girl Was Found Adrift At Sea In 1961..

1 / 25Next

log in

Become a part of our community!

reset password

Back to
log in