|US man rows across Atlantic, reaches Caribbean|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Three times, Victor Mooney tried to row across the Atlantic. Three times he failed. One boat sank. Another lost its freshwater system. A third sprang a leak and left him drifting on a life raft for two weeks. As he planned for a fourth attempt, his wife made it clear it would be the last.
“I’m going to give you all the support you need, but this is it. We have to close the book on this one,’” Mooney recalled her telling him.
Now the 48-year-old Brooklyn native has finally completed the roughly 3,000-mile journey.
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