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Monday, January 09, 2006

Let's Hope He Isn't Bringing Smallpox

From Edinburgh (Scotland) Evening News of Jan. 9, 2006:

Strong winds hit city rower's Atlantic hopes

AN adventurer attempting to row across the Atlantic single-handed has passed the deepest part of the ocean but is being hampered by severe weather.

Edinburgh rower Leven Brown, 32, a descendant of Christopher Columbus, is now into the final phase of his journey from Spain to Trinidad after setting off in September.

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Mr Brown, from Restalrig, is following in his ancestor's footsteps by rowing from Spain to Trinidad, although Columbus needed three ships and 90 men to complete the journey.

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