1967 Still Stands Including From The Farallons Islands

1967 Still Stands Including From The Farallons Islands

Way back in 1967, Charlie Chaplin launched his last film, the Vietnam War was in full swing, the Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl, the first Boeing 737 flew, Elvis Presley got married, The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the first UK color TV broadcasts begin on BBC2 and Stewart Evans and Ted Erikson swam from the Farallons Island to the California mainland.

All interesting points in history.

The Night Train Swimmers attempted to replicate Erikson‘s swim from the Farallons Island to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Despite their attempt in increasingly difficult conditions, the six swimmers were rebuffed by a strong flood tide as they reached 7 miles of their goal at the Golden Gate Bridge. 23 miles, they swam, swam hard, bouncing around the cold, rough seas making headway, but the outgoing tide from San Francisco Bay was too much for the team in their tough-fought charity swim on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Nothing great is easy in the words of Captain Matthew Webb.

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