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The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Gwen Shapiro
With his back against the sunset, a seventeen year old boy lingered on the docks along the Hudson River. By his calculations, it was a ten minute swim from where he stood to the ship.
The new high school gratuate waited, his soft grey eyes fixed on the City Of New York, moored and heavily guarded on the Hoboken piers. The sun went down at six forty-five, this day, August 24, 1928, but still he fought back his adrenaline. He wanted true darkness before carrying out his plan. At noon the next day, the ship would leave New York Harbor and sail nine thousand miles to the frozen continent of Antarctica, the last frontier on earth left to explore. He intended to be aboard.