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PETER BIRD - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED - HFSID 52691

 
PETER BIRD. Photograph signed: "To Bill Wood/Best Wishes Peter Bird". B/w, 7x4½. In 1983, Peter Bird (1947-1996) became the first to row solo across the Pacific Ocean. On May 31, 1996, Bird began his fifth attempt to be the first to row from Russia to the United States. On June 2, 1996, he was missing and presumed dead after his 29-foot craft capsized approximately 1,300 miles east of Japan. He had expected his 4,450-mile voyage to take 200-plus days. Light surface nicks at right background. Mounting remnants on verso (no show through). Fine condition.


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PETER BIRD
Born: February 19, 1947 in Great Britain, United Kingdom
Died: June 3, 1996 in Russia



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