Brooklin Man Rows Traditional Boat Around Deer Isle



DEER ISLE — At a time of life when most folks might consider a couple of hours of gardening a good workout, Allen Myers just completed a feat of remarkable endurance.

Almost home, Allen Myers rests briefly along the eastern shore of the Sunshine section of Deer Isle before heading into Eggemoggin Reach for the last leg of his voyage around Deer Isle.—BOB HARRIS
Almost home, Allen Myers rests briefly along the eastern shore of the Sunshine section of Deer Isle before heading into Eggemoggin Reach for the last leg of his voyage around Deer Isle.—BOB HARRIS

DEER ISLE — At a time of life when most folks might consider a couple of hours of gardening a good workout, Allen Myers just completed a feat of remarkable endurance.

Just before 3 a.m. last Friday, Myers launched his 16½-foot Norwegian bindalsbot into the waters of Potato Cove in Eggemoggin Reach and set out to row around Deer Isle. Ten hours and 33 miles later, Myers and the boat were back in Potato Cove. Taking three 20-minute breaks into account, Myers covered the distance at an average of better than 3½ miles per hour.

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