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John Fairfax, an interesting man, RIP.

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November 11, 2013 Follow Your Dream:If it weren’t true, you wouldn’t believe it. John Fairfax, died on February 8th at 74, rowed across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He was a jungle adventurer, pirate, a mink farm manager, professional gambler, lone-wolf explorer, Italian Boy Scout, literature and philosophy major at the University of Buenos Aires, smuggler, ship’s captain and adventurer. This is one of those stories that needs to be told. (W. G. Foster)

He crossed the Atlantic because it was there, and the Pacific because it was also there. He made both crossings in a rowboat because it, too, was there, and because the lure of sea, spray and sinew, and the history-making chance to traverse two oceans without steam or sail, proved irresistible.

In 1969, after six months alone on the Atlantic battling storms, sharks and…

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