ROWING: Augusta doctors survive shipwreck to compete in Blac

Posted by: MBR on Fri Jul 26th, 2013 5:55 am
ROWING: Augusta doctors survive shipwreck to compete in Blackburn ChallengeBy 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...Read more: http://www.kjonline.com/sports/augusta- ... 07-25.html