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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
4.4 nm To Go For Craig Lenning
As night is falling, Captain Vito Bialla and crew are escorting Craig Lenning to Muir Beach due to a intensely thick fog that has shrouded the area around San Francisco Bay.
"There was no flood tide and there was a person who jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge, so we are headed to Muir Beach. Never a dull moment out here. Craig is happy."
With the water around 52ºF (11.1ºC), it is no wonder Lenning is looking forward to walking up on shore north of the Golden Gate Bridge - the first time in 47 years a swim like this has been accomplished.
Follow Lenning's progress here on the Night Train Swimmer's website. For more background information, visit here.
Follow tweets from Lenning's escort boat here and via the Night Train Swimmers' Facebook page.
Additional articles on Craig Lenning and his Farallon Islands swim are posted below:
* Craig Lenning Has The Right Stuff After 47 Years
* Gotta Good Feeling About The Farallons
* Big Day Out On The Ocean (Atlantic Division)
* Big Day Out On The Ocean (Pacific Division)
* So Far, So Good For Craig Lenning
* Craig Lenning's 15 Hours 46 Minutes Ends 47-Year Hiatus
* When Technology Meets Channel Swimming
* Evans, Erikson And Lenning - Three With The Right Stuff
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