Around the world in eighty months
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On the ship's deck, Sofia, one of McBride's two small children, plays in the shark cage; Fischer and his wife, Melissa, are expecting a second baby of their own. Asked to name the most perilous aspect of his planned voyages, Fischer cites sinking as a prime candidate: A freak wave, or an explosion, or some breach in the hull would be calamitous. But he also mentions the toll that absence takes on families. "Managing everyone's life" is ...
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