A Lost Boat Resurfaced Eight Years After It Went Missing With A Strange Message

Abby Sunderland is not like most young women. While other girls her age might be concerned with what they’re going to wear to school that day, in 2010, as a teenager, Abby set sail on a record-breaking sailing trip around the world. During her trip, Abby experienced both beauty and disaster, but eight years after her journey was finished, she received a random phone call.

The Journey Of A Lifetime

In 2010, 16-year-old Abby Sunderland set out to do something no one her age had ever accomplished. She came from a family of sailors and wanted to sail around the world on a solo trip.

Girl on a boat
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Jaco Marais/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Her brother, Zac, was a significant motivator, and the year before, he became the first person under 18 to complete the journey. Even though she was surrounded by the right people and had her brother to look to for advice, it was still a daunting mission.