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Woman rows across Atlantic Ocean

On Tuesday, Canadian adventurer Mylène Paquette, 35, became the first North American to row solo, from west to east, across the Atlantic – a trip about 2,700 nautical miles in length.

Paquette successfully completed her trip at 11:09 a.m. local time in France (5:09 a.m. Eastern Time) when she reached l’île d’Ouessant. She had been at sea for 129 days, leaving Halifax on July 6 in a specially designed 24-foot boat propelled only by Paquette and the currents.

Click here for the full report by Sailing Scuttlebutt.

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