The Lifeboat Setting

Charlotte Rogan
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North Atlantic

The North Atlantic is the northern reach of the Atlantic Ocean. It is in the North Atlantic that the Empress Alexandra sinks, and launches 11 of its lifeboats before going under. The North Atlantic becomes the wilderness in which Grace and the other members of Lifeboat 14 seek to survive. The North Atlantic is prone to all kinds of weather, including rain, storms, and squalls. The North Atlantic proves inhospitable to a flock of birds who fly too far from land and drop dead from exhaustion. The North Atlantic also becomes a place for burial at sea for numerous passengers of Lifeboat 14 who either die or sacrifice themselves over the three weeks spent adrift.

Lifeboat 14

Lifeboat 14 is a 33-foot-long lifeboat, and is 7 feet in length at its widest point. Lifeboat 14 is one of 11 lifeboats launched from the twenty aboard the Empress Alexandra as it sinks. The lifeboats, originally designed...

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