Tommy Steele Faced Peace, Tranquility Across Lake Erie

Tommy Steele Faced Peace, Tranquility Across Lake Erie

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Pilot Mike Cochran, Christopher Steele, Patrick Steele, Greg Phillips and Mike Dougan escorted Tommy Steele across Lake Erie from Long Point in Ontario, Canada to Freeport Beach in Pennsylvania.

The 24.3 km swim took Steele 11 hours 50 minutes, observed by the Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association.

We could see the American coast from Canada,” said Steele. “The water was glass at the start. No waves.” The tranquility continued for 17 miles before the winds and surface turbulence picked up.

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