Christopher Sheldon


Age: 76


Summary: captain of the sailing ship Albatross who took 15 students, 2 teachers, a cook and his wife on a field trip in 1961 when the ship was hit by a freak storm and sank with Sheldon, 11 students and the teachers surviving and inspiring the movie White Squall with Jeff Bridges portraying Sheldon.



Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer


Born: October 12, 1926


Died: October 5, 2002


Location: Stamford, Connecticut