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ROWING: Augusta doctors survive shipwreck to compete in Blac

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:55 am

ROWING: Augusta doctors survive shipwreck to compete in Blackburn Challenge
By Gary Hawkins

David Grody likes a challenge now and then, but he had no idea what lay in his future when he decided to enter the Blackburn Challenge, a 20-mile rowing race around Cape Ann in Gloucester, Mass.

The race honors the memory of Howard Blackburn, a Gloucester fisherman who in 1883 became separated from his fishing vessel during a December blizzard 60 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Over the next five days, Blackburn and his dorymate Thomas Welch rowed toward land in freezing temperatures...

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