Row, row, row your boat for 1,400 miles. Lewis Colam, 24, of Plymouth, England, arrived Tuesday at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum after rowing 1,400 miles from Miami to New York.
Colam, a former management consultant and a novice rower, completed his journey to raise $50,000 for Alzheimer's disease research. Colam was inspired to embark on this journey from watching the grandmother of a close family friend battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a press release.
On Tuesday, Lewis began his final day at 10 AM near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, rowing along the New Jersey shoreline and up the Hudson River.
Since March 3, Lewis has rowed approximately 18 hours each day on his journey to New York. Lewis has no prior rowing experience, no motor, sail, or fellow rower on his 15-foot row boat, according to the press release. He slept abroad the boat most nights, completely exposing him to the elements around him.
So far, Lewis has approximately halfway to his goal of $50,000 that will support research at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation. The Fisher Center was founded by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, who also founded the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, where Lewis will disembark.
You can track his journey at: http://www.iamfine.com/index.php/site/challenge