In 2011, Charleston businesswoman and humanitarian Louise Graff and 15 others boarded an experimental rowboat named Big Blue, hoping to set a world record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Their effort would begin in Morocco and end in Barbados.

The voyagers were forced to contend with terrible setbacks: lack of food, bad weather, mechanical troubles. But they accomplished their goal.

The trip was chronicled by crewman Charles Wilkins, who wrote a book about it called “Little Ship of Fools.”

A feature documentary called “Big Blue” also was made and will be screened at 7:15 p.m. today at the Terrace Theatre, 1956 Maybank Highway.

The book, published by Vancouver-based Greystone, is available at, Barnes & Noble, Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston and other stores. Wilkins will attend the screening, read from his book and sign copies.

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