JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Connecticut man is back on dry land after spending two days adrift at sea.

The Coast Guard says it rescued 73-year-old Richard Steg of Storrs, Conn., on Wednesday morning more than 45 miles east of Jacksonville Beach.

Steg had been adrift since Monday when his 35-foot vessel lost power and heavy weather broke its mast.

The Coast Guard says Steg briefly was able to make a distress call on Tuesday. A tug boat picked up the signal that evening and relayed it to the Coast Guard, who launched a search.

Steg was heading from Florida to Groton, Conn.