NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was a historic day in New York Harbor for a pair of trans-Atlantic adventurers.
As CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock reported, two South African natives have become the first crew ever to row from mainland Africa to mainland North America.
With Lady Liberty as their witness, pioneering explorers Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys crossed the finish line, completing their trans-Atlantic rowing adventure with a long hug and tears.
Docking at the 79th Street Boat Basin, the couple had reason to celebrate, 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis reported.
“We’re so happy! Yea, we finished!” Geldenhuys said.