Lone rower aided by Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 completes transatlantic trip

Mylène Paquette, a 35-year-old Canadian, has completed her ambitious 5,000km attempt to cross the Atlantic single-handed by canoe.

She arrived off the coast of Brittany at 11.09am local time this morning and later entered the port of Lorient.

She said: ‘I’m very, very exhausted, tired, but very, very, very happy.’

Her first plans on reaching dry land were to hug her family and friends, open a bottle of champagne and have a good meal in a restaurant, according to a report by Radio Canada.

During her 129-day voyage, Mylène was aided by Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 after she lost a satellite phone and sea anchor during a storm. Supplies were floated out to her as cheering passengers lined the decks.

I was on QM2 at the time and you can read my reports below:

QM2 goes to aid of lone rower 

Lone rower thanks QM2 captain

A tribute to Mylène Paquette

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3 thoughts on “Lone rower aided by Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 completes transatlantic trip

  1. I’m very proud about the Mylene’s exploit. She is for me a model of determination. I’m also greatly proud about the action of the captain Oprey, the crew of the Queen Mary II and the support given by the passengers on the Mid-Atlantic to my compatriot Mylène. She was rigth to underline in her communication with the Captain the solidarity between peoples of the sea and between human beings’dreams. I’ll never forget these words adressed by Marlèene to the passengers “Live your dream”


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