Today I learned about Jack London. Oyster pirate, Socialist, and rail rider. Berkeley attendee, trekked the Yukon and Chilkoot Pass, took a rowboat 1500 miles down the Yukon River to the Bering Sea. Built his own yacht and mansion and wrote 23 novels, 7 plays, short stories, and poems. Died of alcoholism age 40 smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In 1896 two norwegians crossed the Atlantic in 55 days in a rowboat. A record that lasted 114 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
During the American-Spanish war, the Americans blockaded the Spanish port of Guam. The Spanish garrison, not knowing they were even at war, sent out a rowboat to talk to the Americans. They were shocked to find out about the war and that they were now Prisoners of War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Today I learned about Amelia Gade Corson, Seventh Woman to Swim the English Channel. Her Husband Followed Her in a Rowboat and Gave her Hot Chocolate, Sugar Lumps, and Crackers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
Today I learned that, in 1921, 2 boy scouts saved 3 people from a burning plant that was surrounded by rapids from ongoing flood using only a rowboat. Shortly after making it to safety, the plant exploded. query.nytimes.com/mem/arc…
Today I learned of two Norwegian men who went across the Atlantic Ocean in 1896... in an 18 ft. rowboat en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
In 1820 the whaling ship Essex was attacked and sunk by an estimated 85 foot/26 meters long sperm whale, 50 feet is average. The 21 crewmembers abandoned ship to drift in 3 rowboats far from land. Only 8 remained alive after 80 days. This was used in the creation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_…
The first European to come to America may have been an Irish monk who crossed the Ocean in a rowboat looking for paradise. history.howstuffworks.com…
When Jack Lalane was 70 he was handcuffed, shackled, and fighting strong winds and currents, while he towed 70 rowboats for 1 mile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
John Paul Jones the father of the United States Navy actually took his own ship and attacked mainland England and he and sixteen other dudes sailed into town on two rowboats and set fire to the fleet that was stationed there. badassoftheweek.com/johnp…
Two men sailed the atlantic ocean in a rowboat for 10,000 dollars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The Vietnamese equivalent to a Rear Admiral literally translates to "master of the rowboat". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rea…
In 1896 Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo rowed across the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat with no map. thescuttlefish.com/2011/0…
Today I learned about Tori Murden McClure, the first woman and American to row a boat alone across the Atlantic Ocean courier-journal.com/story…

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