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Harbo & Samuelson Rowed an 18-foot Boat Across the Atlantic in 1896

On June 6, 1896, George Harbo and Frank Samuelson, Norwegian immigrants who had settled in Atlantic Highlands, embarked on a voyage in which they rowed an 18-foot wooden boat from New York City to Le Havre, France, crossing the Atlantic Ocean in just 62 days.

Source: Shaw, David W. (1998) Daring the Sea : The True Story of the First Men to Row Across the Atlantic Ocean (New York City: Citadel Press)

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