Every year, hundreds of Gloucester fishermen went to sea and never returned. Howard Blackburn should have been one of them. His story of survival against the odds made him a local hero, but he didn’t stop there. He went on to perform one of the great feats of seafaring – and then he did it again.
This episode comes from The Briny, my podcast about our connections to the sea. You can hear more stories from The Briny here, or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Radio Public, Google Play, or most other places to get podcasts.