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John Fairfax

Born: 1937-05-21 - Died: 2012-02-08
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack


Death Summary: Fairfax died at his Henderson, Nevada home of an apparent heart attack.

Who was John Fairfax : Fairfax was known for rowing across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans... just because they were there.

In 1969, after six months battling sharks, storms, and his own personal madness, Fairfax successfully rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, thus becoming the first lone oarsman to ever row across any ocean.

In 1972, Fairfax, accompanied by his girlfriend Sylvia Cook, successfully rowed across the Pacific ocean.
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3 Signatures in John Fairfax's guestbook

  1. Swaynus Says:

    What an outpouring of support.

  2. Jean Paul Says:

    The man could row, I’ll give him that. To much rowing can kill.

  3. Mary c Says:

    Row and row he did right into the grave. We only have so many rows in us.


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