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For Annapolis native, rowing trip takes 35 years, and offers unique perspective on Chesapeake
For Annapolis native, rowing trip takes 35 years, and offers unique perspective on Chesapeake

More than three decades ago, 22-year-old Annapolis native Andy Teeling climbed aboard his 16-foot dory and embarked on an ambitious journey to circumnavigate the 450-mile coastline of the Delmarva Peninsula in a rowboat. After two months of rowing under the summer sun, and with his first semester of college beckoning him back to shore, Teeling's journey was stalled in Chincoteague, Va., 150 miles short of his goal. This week Teeling, 35 years later at age 57, finished the adventure. He landed at the headquarters of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in his hometown of Annapolis, where a local priest taught him how to row a boat when he was a boy, and where a local carpenter showed him how...

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