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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.


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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