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Frenchman Finishes Atlantic Crossing in Barrel


More than a few people said that 72-year-old Jean-Jacques Savin had a few screws loose when he left the Canary Islands to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a bright-orange barrel. The Frenchman is having the last laugh this week, though, as his barrel floated into the Caribbean after 122 days at sea.

“After 122 days and nine hours the meridian positions me in the Caribbean Sea. The crossing is over. Thank you all,” Savin wrote in a post on his Facebook page.

The journey is not over, however. Savin is currently drifting toward Florida and looking for a vessel to tow him to the nearest port. You can read a little more about Savin’s journey here



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