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Atlantic rower hopeful a month into journey

Thirty days after retired deputy U.S. marshal Leo Rosette launched his rowboat from the Canary Islands in a bid, at 59, to become the oldest American to row across an ocean alone, he called from the Atlantic Tuesday to say he is feeling pretty good after completing about a quarter of his odyssey.

Since he departed Jan. 4, along with 30 other boats competing in the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009, Rosette has rowed about 674 nautical miles and has about 2,038 more to go to reach Antigua.

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