In 1961 a freighter sailed around the Bahamas as its crew spotted something incredible in the waters below: a young girl, close to death, drifting through the ocean on a tiny cork float. But just how had 11-year-old Terry Jo Duperrault come to be lost alone in the Atlantic Ocean? Her story will shock and astound you in equal measure.
Originally, though, little Terry Jo’s visit to that part of the world was meant to be the trip of a lifetime for the Duperrault family. In fact, Dr. Arthur Duperrault, a 41-year-old eye doctor from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and his wife Jean, 38, had been saving money to make the journey for a long time.