Phil Als is part of a team set on becoming the first to row the Northwest Passage, the Arctic route that links the Atlantic and the Pacific. Photo: Associated Press Phil Als is part of a team set on becoming the first to row the Northwest Passage, the Arctic route that links the Atlantic and the Pacific. Photo: Associated Press
Phil Als is part of a team set on becoming the first to row the Northwest Passage, the Arctic route that links the Atlantic and the Pacific. Photo: Associated Press
Mark Agnew
Opinion

Opinion

The Arctic Rower by Mark Agnew

The first black person to row an ocean eyes Northwest Passage for second historic voyage to inspire fellow Caribbeans

  • Philip Als makes history in 2003 by crossing the Atlantic and now wants to inspire Caribbean people all over again with world first Arctic row
  • ‘We are all human beings, you can achieve anything,’ Als says in October during Black History Month

Phil Als is part of a team set on becoming the first to row the Northwest Passage, the Arctic route that links the Atlantic and the Pacific. Photo: Associated Press Phil Als is part of a team set on becoming the first to row the Northwest Passage, the Arctic route that links the Atlantic and the Pacific. Photo: Associated Press
Phil Als is part of a team set on becoming the first to row the Northwest Passage, the Arctic route that links the Atlantic and the Pacific. Photo: Associated Press
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