Reid Stowe has ended his 1,152 day voyage - sailing his 7-foot schooner past the Statue of Liberty and into New York Harbor. Jon Decker reports.
It was the end of a very long journey for 55-year-old Reid Stowe as he sailed his 7-foot schooner past the Statue of Liberty and into New York Harbor.
For Stowe, these were the final moments of his 1,152 day voyage.-- the longest sea voyage in history.
It's been over three years since Stowe has seen his family. And for the first time ever, Stowe got to see his 23-month-old son Darshen.
"He's going to get his first boat ride here in a few minutes and of course, he's a little shy to meet a big guy like me, so I'm not trying to hold him and tell him I'm his daddy. I'll wait and let him get it bit by bit."
23-year-old Soanya Ahmad disembarked from the boat after she and Stowe had conceived a child. They communicated with each other through phone and email.
"The most challenging was letting Soanya go, but the physicality of it, that's a whole other issue. I just touched on it when I said that this is the marathon beyond all marathons, evolved athleticism."
Now that he's back in America- and firmly on land, Stowe is anxious to share his experience at sea with the world and catch up with a family that hasn't seen him for for over three years.
Jon Decker, Reuters.