12-Year-Old Sails from Stamford to Oyster Bay

Justin Smith, photo courtesy Justin Protects the LI Sound

Newsday.com: Samantha Smith, 8, skipped to the end of a fishing dock in Oyster Bay, screaming “Go Justin!” while waving her hand in the air and holding up a congratulatory sign, amazed that her brother sailed solo across the Long Island Sound on Saturday [October 20].

Justin Smith, 12, pushed off from Stamford, Connecticut, at 10:45 a.m. and 4 hours later arrived near the WaterFront Center in Oyster Bay to see his family cheering him on.

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