Mylène Paquette Rows Across Atlantic by Herself in 129 Days

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 09:46 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Mylène Paquette is the first North American to row across the Atlantic Ocean by herself. She arrived in Lorient, France on Tuesday at 5:09 a.m. EDT, 129 days after she departed from the Canadian city of Halifax in Nova Scotia on July 6.

After crossing the finish line, the 27-year-old Montreal-born Paquette spoke with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Mike Finnerty about her experience as she and her craft were towed ashore by a tug boat.

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"I’m quite excited," Paquette told the CBC. "I’m feeling weak, really weak … but I’m so excited and I guess that I’m proud."

"I’m used to being alone," Paquette added. "I’m going to have some nice food in several minutes. So I’m looking forward to eating."

Paquette had relied on her arms and the current to accomplished the amazing feat, having for the past four months lived in a specially designed row boat 7.3 meters longs stocked with food, water and other necessities she depended on to help her to the finish line.

In September, some of those important items, specifically her anchor, satellite phone, and iPhone, sunk to the bottom of the sea when she encountered the remnants of Hurricane Humberto, causing her miniscule vessel to capsize on the open sea.

The Queen Mary 2, the world’s largest ocean liner, responded to her distress call and provided her with a replacement satellite phone, two anchors, and other food and supplies all of which was donated by members of the crew.

The French Canadian rower thanked the good Samaritans upon her arrival in France on Tuesday.

Throughout her Journey, Paquette stayed in contact with those following her mission, tweeting out a series of pictures to capture her experience on the high seas.

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