The rookie rower who failed to cross the Atlantic

Even though he had only been on the ocean once, while taking the Newfoundland ferry, Arthur Russell figured he could row across the Atlantic. He practiced for two years on his rowing machine and then set off from Halifax harbor. Six hours later, he had to signal for help and was rescued.

Edmonton Journal - May 31, 1990

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 11, 2019
     Category: Boats | Oceans and Maritime Pursuits | Sports | 1990s





Comments
He shouldn't have left the gene pool.
Posted by Virtual on 01/11/19 at 08:48 AM
I hop e he was made to pay the costs of his rescue. Dumbarse. Rescuse services should be for people who get into trouble inadvertently, not through crude stupidity.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/12/19 at 05:45 AM
Maybe he was related to these guys:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38N5OcZx3ko
Posted by KDP on 01/12/19 at 12:49 PM
That's an impressive neck length he sportin.
Posted by Kahaar on 01/12/19 at 06:07 PM









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