Channel Record

Laughing and whistling as he went, Enrique Tirabocchi, Argentine natator, splashed his way across the treacherous English Channel from Cape Griz-Nez, France, to Dover, England, in 16 hours and 33 minutes.

This time was 5 hours and 12 minutes faster than the record set by Captain Mathew Webb in 1875 —10 hours and 17 minutes faster than Henry Sullivan of Lowell, Mass., who crossed from West to East a fortnight ago.

The Channel has not grown narrower. It is still 22.5 miles as the cables lie and three other...

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