NY man rowboat arrives in Africa for permanent exhibition
28 December 2017 | New York
Mr. Don Victor Mooney of Queens, New York, who on his fourth try, rowed from coast of Africa to New York's Brooklyn Bridge for AIDS awareness and to memorialize his African ancestors that died during the transatlantic slave trade, rowboat arrived in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea aboard MCP ADAMAS container ship at 11:25 EST on December 28.
Mooney's boat, the Spirit of Malabo, will be on permanent exhibition at Modern Museum of Equatorial Guinea. The Spirit of Malabo left Brooklyn in October. Mooney became the first African-American to row across any ocean.
Spirit of Malabo was sponsored by the Government of Equatorial Guinea with the personal support of H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – Head of State.
Photo: Brooklyn, New York – H.E. Anatolio Ndong Mba, Ambassador for Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations, sent the Spirit of Malabo off after a ceremony on World AIDS Day at the Gateway Marina on December 3, 2013. The rowboat was enroute to Las Palmas, Canary Islands for start of Goree Challenge IV.