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85-Year-Old Sails Raft Across Atlantic To Caribbean

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

It's a classic Boy's Own Adventure: crossing the ocean on a raft. And eight decades after he first dreamed of it, Anthony Smith of London made the journey across the Atlantic to the Caribbean on a sail-powered raft. It was piled high with oranges, avocados and other food. There was a water supply, and even a small oven. Halfway through the journey, Smith celebrated his 85th birthday with a chocolate cake baked on board.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.