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The Ocean Rowing Society Guestbook for Tori Murden-page 1

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Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 18:39:24 -0500
From: Brenda Sellers <"mls754dv@flash.net"@flash.net>
Subject: tori Murden
I sure wish I were there to help. I was on SEAL Team Two for 7 years and
know the pleasure of extreme trials and achievement.I also like cycling
and there was a man who pedaled a boat across the Atlantic which
interested me. Please put your hand in that crystal clear ocean for me
and if you need something let me know and I will see what can be done.
Diviertate' .


From: " Al Murden" <almar@www.desoto.net>
Subject: Row and Row!
Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 18:40:53 -0400
Dear Tori,
We were in Louisville on Sunday at the time you departed but
back home now. We are following you on the Web and my greatest fear at
present is that my computer will go "bust" and I will do likewise - all
while you are rowing merrily along the way.=20
All our love, Mom and Dad


Date sent: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 00:39:16 +0200
From: Michael Schmitz <mikeschmitz@cww.de>
Subject: Tori
Hi Tori I`m Mike from Germany and I read about your great Trip in the
Newspeaper.
I wish you wish this Mail good weather, the best fishes, always enough
drink-water, no storms, enough strength, and many other things.
Hope to read that you succeeded.
(Excuse my bad english..)
Good luck, Mike


From: "Cynthia Hughes" <chughes-hudson@wcitx.com>
Subject: Go, Tori, Go!
Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 16:22:46 -0500
Dear Tori: From Dan, Cindy, Kelly and Spence in Houston, Texas:
Your courage and resolve make us so proud. Keep working and do not forget
that even though you don't see a friend at your side, we are ALL cheering
for you with every, SINGLE stroke!


From: <KBerna3261@aol.com>
Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 20:55:06 EDT
Subject: thanks for the web sight
go-tori-go. i am in contact with an aol subscriber in brest--keeping track.


Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 15:59:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: searanch@interpath.com
Subject: GOOD LUCK TORI
DARE COUNTY N.C. IS WISHING YOU ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD. SOMEONE THREW A
BOTTLE IN THE OCEAN IN FRONT OF OUR HOTEL ( A FEW MILES NORTH OF WHERE YOU
STARTED ) IT ENDED UP IN IRELAND 2 1/2 YEARS LATER. KEEP ROWING/GOD SPEED.
CATCH THE LABRADOR AND GO!!
CLIFF BLAKELY KILL DEVIL HILLS N.C.


From: <GrannyX10@aol.com>
Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 18:00:03 EDT
Subject: Note
Hi,
Just wanted to wish you luck from Louisville. God be with you.
Betty


From: andrewsmyers@earthlink.net
Organization: Andrews Myers & Coulter, P.C.
Subject: Well wishes
I get seasick on a land-locked swingset so I really can't even imagine being
in your place. However, I greatly admire your spirit of adventure and
desire to stretch your horizons. I am awe-struck. Thanks for the
inspiration. I check your progress daily and send a little prayer. May God
smile warmly on you and hold your hand in the darkest nights.
Belinda Swanzy
Houston, TX


From: "Diane Mullen" <hotdip@southerngalvanizing.com>
Subject: Tori
Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 12:26:46 -0400
I am following your adventure as I sit in my office in Baltimore. Wish you
well! What an inspiration you are! God Bless. DM


From: "E.DARREL HARMON" <eharmon@theramp.net>
Subject: Go Tori go!
Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 11:03:08 -0500
We are watching your progress from here in Illinois and we'll keep watching
your trip. Good luck, girl, and keep on rowin'.


From: "anette hebebrand" <ahebebrand72@hotmail.com>
Subject: tori murden
Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 06:26:07 PDT

Well, Tori - it is your 3rd day. I couldn't wait to get to work to jump onto
the net in order to see how you fared so far - but their site is presently
not operational - so, the only thing I can think of is that you were thought
of yesterday afternoon when we had a bite to eat at fast & french - spencer,
louise, and the crew there plus myself - you know, we are always with you.
so, row on, row on, this is your mt. everest, you know. may the seas be in
your favor throughout your journey. bi hug - anette h.


Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 07:31:50 -0400
From: TG Skinner <skin@pinn.net>
Subject: Placid Seas

Looking out towards the ocean from my Nags Head home won't be the same
until you complete your journey. I wish you placid seas and an easy "20"
stroke rate.

I'm sure you've already encountered some large swells. Hang in there!

Tom


From: "Tony Merkle" <tmerkle@newcomm.net>
Subject: Best wishes to Tori
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 23:10:42 -0230
Hi Tori,
Congratulations on your departure and the beginning of a great
adventure. Seeing people such as yourself taking on such enormous
challenges, makes our daily problems seem very small in
comparison.Living on a small comfortable rock out in the Atlantic (
Newfoundland ) we get to see first hand the sea conditions that you =
will encounter.It takes a brave person to challenge the Atlantic Ocean.
best wishes and fair winds,
Tony Merkle
St. John's Newfoundland
Canada
tmerkle@newcomm.net


Date sent: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 09:53:43 +0100
From: marcol motorcycles <jim@marcolmcycles.demon.co.uk>
Subject: oceanrow

Tori,
all the others have said fine words that we cannot improve on
good luck - we'll be watching for you
Jim and all at Marcol Motorcycles Leicester UK

--
marcol motorcycles


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 22:03:09 -0700
From: Home WorkShop <"bpena@sirreatel.com"@sierratel.com>
Organization: Wayne's Home Workshop
Subject: great site

I too am an adventurer of a different kind. I climb big walls, but do
it as a person w/ quite serious a degree of disability, and serious
health problems to boot.

Last month I did a 1,300 foot sandstone wall in Zion National Park in
Utah in eleven hours, and have done a wall on an alpine peak (14,000
ft.) as well as many other climbs (three ascents of El Capitan in
Yosemite, near my home).

Inspiration comes every time I click here, thanks, Wayne Willoughby


From: "Raymond Saucillo" <Raymond-Carl@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Tori's Great Adventure
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 22:56:24 -0500

Tori,
You provide so much inspiration to so many! We are with you all the way!
"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the
shore
for a very long time."

- Andre Gide
God Speed,
Raymond
Houston, Texas
16 Jun 98


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 21:58:06 -0400
From: Bobby Sykes <bomi_sykes@coastalnet.com>
Subject: Wishing you a safe and restful slumber

Tori,
I am sitting here at the coast of North Carolina and hear the waves
breaking and thought of you. Hope your trip has been successful so far, it
has been fascinating reading this wonderful webpage. Hope you have a safe
and deep sleep tonight, aren't the stars wonderful? godspeed and good luck!
Bob from North Carolina


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 20:47:59 -0500
From: "Dwight E. Beridon" <dberidon@aiu.net>
To: webmaster@oceanrowing.com
Subject: COMMENTS

Last week I read about the Atlantic rowing journey in the local
paper(Houston Chronicle). This evening was my first look at the site
and the maps. The zoom out feature is a nice touch. I will bookmark
this site

Dwight Beridon
Pasadena, TX


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 21:00:32 -0400
From: Steve Cannello <stevec@sault.com>
Subject: tori's challenge

i will be watching your progress and to keep you encouraged i can be an
e-mail source of info on northern michigan for you.


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 20:28:06 -0400
From: "John M. Blanchard" <jandpblanchard@mindspring.com>
Subject: Hello from Chris Blanchard's Parents

Hi Tori,
Just talked with our son Chris and learned all about your preps for the
adventure from Oregon Inlet. We are very excited that our grandchildren got
a chance to meet you and be part of your quest. Our prayers and thoughts go
with you, and we will follow your progress on the internet. Godspeed! Jack
and Pat Blanchard, Fern Park Florida


From: <Bugbunch@aol.com>
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 23:52:40 EDT
Subject: GOOD LUCK TORI-TO FRANCE AND VICTORY OVER CHALLENGE

Hey Tori,
I heard your story w/ interest and awe before your departure.
Channel
10 news is keeping track of you for all of us in Tidewater, Va. Best of luck
to you!!!!!!!! on acheiving your goal. Looking forward to hearing more about
your quest!! Will pray for your sucess every day. Get some rest in France
once you get there - you will deserve it. Keep the spirits up- you can do
it! Take care.


From: "Michael Plentl" <mplentl@wcnet.net>
Subject: good luck
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 18:49:38 -0500


I just read a book called "The Perfect Storm". True story about a
fleet of sword fish steel boats encountering a perfect meterologically
nor-western storm. Have you read it? I will be following your journey, so if you
get bored and have time e-mail me and I will return your messages.


From: "Lex Reis" <reispr@nwlink.com>
Subject: GO TORI!
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 14:37:58 -0700

Our company is tracking your progress daily, after having read about your
incredible adventure in the Seattle newspapers. What an incredible effort!
We're all pulling for you.

Lex Reis
Reis Endicott Peterson, Inc.
reispr@nwlink.com


From: "Kathy Sachs,CFP" <kathysachs@netway.com>
Subject: Tori
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 14:17:52 -0400

Best of luck!

Just wanted you to know that your story on the Web inspires me, even tho I
can barely row across the pond I live on!

Keep going - more of us are hoping & praying for you than you will ever
know!

Kathy Sachs


From: "Craig Haines" <craigh@summitcable.com>
Subject: God's Speed !
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 11:04:57 -0700
Adventures by one are fullfilling for many. We will watch your progress with
the anticipation of your success. Blessings to you......


From: "Raj Echambadi" <rajag@Bayou.UH.EDU>
Subject: Best wishes to you!
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 12:58:51 -0500

Hi Tori:
I saw your amazing profile in www.oceanrowing.com. You are a true
inspiration to millions of people all over the world. I'll be following your
progress across the Atlantic and I'm positive that you'll SUCCEED.

Best wishes....

Raj Echambadi
University of Houston


From: "Carroll, Don" <Don.Carroll@state.ma.us>
Subject: good luck
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 13:32:16 -0400

Tori,

Outstanding effort. Hope you make it all the way Good luck and good
weather.

Don Carroll
Norwood, Mass.


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 13:25:48 -0400
From: Randy Hondros <rhondros@coastalnet.com>
Subject: Good Luck from North Carolina

Like many others from North Carolina who have emailed you we are proud you
began your voyage here. Good luck and may your trip be a safe one. Will be
checking on your progress daily! Randy


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 13:03:48 -0400
From: Jenifer Clark <gulfstrm@erols.com>
Organization: Jenifer Clark's Gulfstream
Subject: go east young woman!

Tori,
You are headed in the right direction and have made a lot of progress! The
gulfstream is dead ahead of you to the east. You should be getting into the
warmer water very soon. Sea temps will increase from the low 70's to the
low 80's. Then you can sleep and drift! Any problem from the sluggish flow
from the Labrador current? Jenifer


From: "WAYNE NORMAN" <wnorman@sprintmail.com>
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:17:45 -0500

Tori,

We saw your story in the Montgomery, Alabama paper. Good luck and God speed
to you. We will be cheering you on through your webpage.

The Norman Family


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:13:20 -0500
From: Nick Bennett <nick_bennett@anadarko.COM>
Subject: Good Luck to Tori!

May you overcome any adversity you meet at sea and achieve your goal of
reaching France. I shall anxiously follow your progress on the Web each day
and pray you come through it all unscathed. God go with you.


From: "Jeremy Godwin" <JeremyGodwin@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Good luck from North Carolina
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 10:01:28 -0400


Tori,
We are all rooting for you. You will make the entire country proud. Good
luck.  Jeremy


From: "RADYO EGE" <radyoege@efes.net.tr>
Subject: good voyages
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 16:40:09 +0300

Hi from Turkey !!!

hey tori u r completely crazy and selfish girl. What can we say....
JUST GO FOR IT !!!
greetings from TURKEY - ZM R
best djs in the world......RADIO EGE-IZMIR 92.7 Mhz.
KAAN and MEHTAP.
send us your e-mail
adress: radyoege@efes.net.tr


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:40:07 -0400
From: "Elvis G. Hall" <elvisg@ix.netcom.com>
To: TORI MURDEN <webmaster@oceanrowing.com>
Subject: success

i know you can do it . but it depends on how much you want to
sacrifice to achive your goal... ( SUCCESS) IS A BIG WORD!!!


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 09:01:06 -0400
To: webmaster@oceanrowing.com
From: Patty Crower <pcrower@concentric.net>

Tori,
Following your crossing with both interest and with prayer. I'm checking
your progress daily. God bless- Patty, Midland, MI


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 05:47:30 -0500
From: Peter Fitzpatrick <fitz@macs.net>
Subject: Fair winds and following seas.


Dear Tori, We are following your progress with awe and admitation. Our
prayers go with you. With concern, Peter and Roseann


From: "Dave Frey" <davef921@norfolk.infi.net>
Subject: Tori's page
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 06:41:01 -0400


Webmaster,
Thank you for a super web page and a means by which to track Tori's
progress in her quest to cross the Atlantic.
Later,
Dave


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 01:03:23 -0500
From: Tina Vlahakis <tvlahakis@uss.net>
Subject: Tori's Adventure

Tori

We read about your current adventure in the Chicago Tribune, Mon. June
15.What an inspiration you are--you've attempted and accomplished so much
in your life so far. Wow! Now you are on a greater challenge. You go
girl. We are rooting for your success.
My family and I will be following your progress on the web. Our prayers are
with you.

Tina


Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 01:51:16 -0400
From: dondar <dondar@flinet.com>
Subject: Good Luck!!!!!

Tori,

We'll be watching and praying for you . Godspeed and goodluck!

Don&Dar


From: <HAm813YYYY@aol.com>
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 01:08:54 EDT
Subject: wish luck for Tori

I am sure she will make,she brave enoughto continue her jerney successfully


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 22:03:09 -0700
From: Home WorkShop "bpena@sirreatel.com"@sierratel.com
Subject: great site
I too am an adventurer of a different kind. I climb big walls, but do
it as a person w/ quite serious a degree of disability, and serious
health problems to boot.
Last month I did a 1,300 foot sandstone wall in Zion National Park in
Utah in eleven hours, and have done a wall on an alpine peak (14,000ft.)
as well as many other climbs (three ascents of El Capitan in
Yosemite, near my home).
Inspiration comes every time I click here, thanks,
Wayne Willoughby


From: "Grace Miller" brooke@lcc.net
Subject: THIS IS WONDERFUL...THIS IS GREAT!!!!!
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 22:10:50 -0500
We in Texas are soooo proud of Tori...we will be following her and wishing
the best of luck!
Go girl....
Grace Miller


From: mayrohpough@webtv.net (Henry Mayron)
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 23:03:07 -0400
Subject: Woman, solo rowing Atlantic

please give me the website for the daily location of the journey that
began on 13,June. Thanks


From: EXLIMOMAN-2@webtv.net (KATO)
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 22:42:01 -0400
Subject: Go Girl!!!!!!
Best of luck to ya, stay strong, you can do it!
Take care..........Kato


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 21:38:45 -0500
From: "L. A. JONES & A. L. WALDEN" txtwo@swbell.net
Subject: You do all women proud!
My daughter Ashley and I wish you all the best and will keep track of
you from here in Houston, Texas. Have the best time of your life, and
think of us stuck here on land once in a while. God bless you and keep you
safe.
We will write more later.
Linda Jones
Ashley Walden


From: "Tony Merkle" tmerkle@newcomm.net
Subject: Best wishes to Tori
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 23:10:42 -0230
Hi Tori,
Congratulations on your departure and the beginning of a great
adventure. Seeing people such as yourself taking on such enormous
challenges, makes our daily problems seem very small in
comparison.Living on a small comfortable rock out in the Atlantic
(Newfoundland ) we get to see first hand the sea conditions that you will
encounter.It takes a brave person to challenge the Atlantic Ocean.
best wishes and fair winds,
Tony Merkle
St. John's Newfoundland
Canada


From: "FRED GORE" THEGORES@worldnet.att.net
Subject: GOOD LUCK
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 21:36:59 -0400
GOOD LUCK TORI!!!!!! WE WILL WATCH YOU EVERY DAY.....
SERRA AND HANNAH GORE
GASTONIA, N.C.


From: "Howard and Elaine Volz" hlvolz@eaglei.net
Subject: Bon Voyage
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 20:22:34 -0500
Tori - I read about your upcoming adventure in the AHouston Chronicle
today, June 15, 1998. I envy you a little bit but I'm sure I don't
have nearly the stamina,etc. that you appear to possess. I will wish you
godspeed and God's protection as you cross. I will be anxious to hear
of your progress through the newspaper and through this web site. LET
THE GREAT ADVENTURE BEGIN!!!!!
Howard L. Volz - Houston, Texas


From: HAm813YYYY@aol.com
Date sent: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 01:08:54 EDT
Subject: wish luck for Tori
I am sure she will make,she brave enoughto continue her jerney successfully


From: "Richard Hopkins" litpat@worldnet.att.net
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 21:08:11 -0400
Best Wishes,Tori, from Manasquan at the New Jersey Shore, Good Luck and
Be Safe ! .... Richard Hopkins


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 17:22:14 -0700
From: "James B. Peck" jpeck@impulsedata.com
I read about her adventure in Yahoo news and was linked to you.
I will be following her progress and wish her a safe voyage. She will
be in my prayers.
Having crossed the Atlantic myself many times in the U.S. Navy, I admire her
courage and her spirit of adventure.
Will she be sending digital photos back to you?
Jim Peck
Scottsdale, AZ
P.S. Check out my friend's site at http://www.cabokurt.com
My site is http://www.jamesbpeck.com


From: CaptEOF@aol.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 22:59:34 EDT
Kudos for the effort but I'm very concerned when people think technology can
surpass the brute force of a Mid-Atlantic Rogue Wave. I really hope she
makes it across alive. Good Luck.


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 17:55:34 -0500
From: "Jennifer T. Stanton" jtspclaw@erols.com
Tori -
I just started sailing about 3 years ago and have caught the bug
BIG. Although you're rowing and not sailing, I envy you and the time
you will get to spend reflecting and using your vast knowledge and
experience to complete this daunting task. I'll be in Dournenez, France in
late August (specifically for the sailing). I'd love to be there when you
get to Brest! From one woman with a wandering soul to another,
Fair winds and following seas, Tori, and Godspeed.
JT


From: "Dennis McDonnell" mcdonnells@netxn.com
Subject: GOOD LUCK!!
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 15:28:03 -0700
Hi Tori,
What an adventure! I'm sure you will do well as your brimming with
confidence, plus, your boat is really state-of-the-art and really tricked
out for just about any contingency. Best of luck to you and God speed! This
is Dennis at: mcdonnells@netxn.com


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 18:24:57 -0400
From: tom ozment ozi@compuserve.com
Subject: row,row,row your boat
following your trip with great interest and envy. good luck and godspeed.
tom ozment, charlotte, n.c.


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 17:05:04 -0400
From: Edward Zaleski zaleski@aging.coa.uky.edu
Subject: Some thoughts and prayers
Dear Tori,
I live in Lexington, Kentucky. I moved here from New Jersey with my wife
nearly 3 and 1/2 years ago without a job and at the time, we set out
entirely on the faith of our self-worth, our talents and faith in God.
Please know that in your attempt to achieve this tremendous goal, you are a
living prayer for everyone who follows your progress. And for those who are
not religious, you embody the human condition as well. We are all
essentially alone in this world with one tremendous task set before us after
another. It is ultimately up to no one but ourselves to see that we complete
it. Our hope is that we will be strong enough, endure the trials, an
remember that we owe it to ourselves (and to our Creator) to not give in or
quit until we have reached your goal.
Though it has most likely been said to you already, God's Speed. And may
your speed, the beating of your heart, be the beacon for your soul that
guides you through this journey.
May His Grace and Protection be with you,
Ed Zaleski


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 16:03:39 -0500
From: Bob and Susie Stovall urbanart@netropolis.net
Subject: Tori
It is nice to know somebody still has the courage, or need, to go off
and do great things. If all of us stop for a moment to contemplate
things it won't take you long to know Tori is real human, and her spirit
makes each of us more human too. Good luck, God speed...


From: "Michael Ireland" mireland@usfamily.net
Subject: Tori's ocean ride
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 15:41:23 -0500
Tori, Tori, Tori
Go, Go Go !!!
God's speed and be safe.


From: "Earl W. Wooten" eww@coastalnet.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 15:24:47 -0400
I couldn't figure out how to sign the guestbook page, so I'm sending my
message to you. Hopefully, it will get posted in her guestbook.
First, as an outer-banker I have to make one small technical correction in
your coverage. Tori left from Oregon Inlet, not Cape Hatteras. Cape
Hatteras is about seventy miles south of her demarcation site, and does not
have a boat passage to the ocean.
I was one of the dozen or so lucky boaters who were, by mere chance, on hand
yesterday at the time Tori began her trip. I was coming into the inlet from
a fishing trip, noticed the activity just west of the bridge, and joined the
small group of spectator boats. We watched as Tori left the tender that was
towing her boat (The tender was actually a work boat from the fishing
village of Wanchese on Roanoake Island) and climbed aboard her vessel. She
waved to the small group of boats assembled. She was then towed under the
bridge to the east side into the channel, and with little formality, read
off her starting position, counted down the time, and started rowing.
The inlet was extremely calm, with a gentle southwest wind blowing, just
about perfect conditions for a rower leaving Oregon Inlet. The group of
boats escorted Tori for the first few hundred yards or so, and then began to
disburse, everyone wishing her Godspeed and a safe voyage.
I feel very privileged to have been able to witness this event, and it is
something I will always remember. I plan to follow her progress through
this web page throuout her trip.
Good luck, Tori.


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 10:55:45 -0800
From: Robert Mellon monacorm@earthlink.net
"Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow has yet to come, You must live in today."
May all your today's take you safely across the Atlantic, into history and
the hearts of all who have ever dared to live a dream or seek a goal.
Good luck and God's speed Tori!
Robert C. Mellon, Jr.
Anaheim, CA


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 13:42:10 -0500
From: jennifer@callrsi.com
Subject: Go Tori!!!!
Tori, it's bravery like yours that inspires the rest of us. You remind us
that women can do anything when they believe in themeselves. Our thoughts
and prayers are with you the whole way through!!!
Wishing you all the VERY best in your adventure,
Jennifer Bryant
Houston, Texas


From: Lafrance5@aol.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 17:51:23 EDT
Subject: Safe sailing Teri
Teri:
Good luck on your journey to France. Be careful, take care of yourself God
bless you on your trip. Harry


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 13:51:32 -0400
From: Vallery <wjaeger@interpath.com
Hi Tori,
It is day two and I keep checking for updates. My thoughts are with
you. Way to go!
Vallery Dietrich


From: Michael Woolsey Michael.Woolsey@mci.com
Subject: Best of Luck
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 12:32:04 -0500
Just wanted to be a part of this and say WOW. My family and I will be
following your journey from dry land. And praying for your successful
completion and safe return from your trek. GOOD LUCK.
Mike Woolsey
Houston 


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 12:52:19 -0400
From: Ken mail@interlog.com
Subject: Rowing across the Atlantic
What you are doing Tori is amazing. Truly a testament to the strength
and courage of your spirit. I envy you greatly.
May you be really successful in making this passage. I can't wait till you
reach France!!!
May God be with you!!!
Les Nakatsu
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada


From: paul42@erols.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 09:43:35 -0700
Subject: Good Luck and Bon Voyage!
We were at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center on Thursday when you were
doing your interview. Have the opportunity to look over your boat
and some of your equipment. I am amazed that this will take you across
the Atlantic. We wish you well and lots of luck in your pursuit of
your dream.
Captain George F. Baust
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 11:39:40 -0500
From: Bruce Godwin Bruce@hypercon.com
Subject: GOOD LUCK!
Hi there,
I just wanted to send you words of encouragement and determination. I
saw your story on CNN. Best of Luck to you and take care. I like being
alone too but e-mail is nice huh?
Best wishes
Bruce Godwin
Houston Texas


From: "Michael Miller" dolphinz@voyager.co.nz
Subject: ROW vs. WADE!!
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 06:05:58 -1000
Aloha Tori...from way over here on Maui!!
Perhaps your journey should be named 'The Real ROW vs. WADE Trial"!!
Have a safe trip...and be sure to say 'hi' to all the dolphins you'll
surely meet up with!!
Splash, splash,
Michael


From: "Earl W. Wooten" eww@coastalnet.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 11:28:50 -0400
I couldn't figure out how to sign the guestbook page, so I'm sending my
message to you. Hopefully, it will get posted in her guestbook.
First, as an outer-banker I have to make one small technical correction in
your coverage. Tori left from Oregon Inlet, not Cape Hatteras. Cape
Hatteras is about seventy miles south of her demarcation site, and does not
have a boat passage to the ocean.
I was one of the dozen or so lucky boaters who were, by mere chance, on hand
yesterday at the time Tori began her trip. I was coming into the inlet from
a fishing trip, noticed the activity just west of the bridge, and joined the
small group of spectator boats. We watched as Tori left the tender that was
towing her boat (The tender was actually a work boat from the fishing
village of Wanchese on Roanoake Island) and climbed aboard her vessel. She
waved to the small group of boats assembled. She was then towed under the
bridge to the east side into the channel, and with little formality, read
off her starting position, counted down the time, and started rowing.
The inlet was extremely calm, with a gentle southwest wind blowing, just
about perfect conditions for a rower leaving Oregon Inlet. The group of
boats escorted Tori for the first few hundred yards or so, and then began to
disburse, everyone wishing her Godspeed and a safe voyage.
I feel very privileged to have been able to witness this event, and it is
something I will always remember. I plan to follow her progress through
this web page throuout her trip.
I took a few photos, if any are useable, I'll e-mail them to you. They may
provide a non-professional, interested bystander point of view.
Good luck, Tori.


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 10:56:06 -0400
From: Clayton Moorman Moorman@DOL.net
Subject: Tori Murden
I just read in our local paper of Tori's trip across the ocean. Just
thought I would drop a note and let her know that I will be in prayer
for her safety. God Speed.


From: "Al Diaz" ajdiaz@ibm.net
Subject: GO TORI GO!
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 08:43:06 -0500
GODSPEED Tori!
From Spring TEXAS.
We Are proud of you!
Al, Michele and Chris (our 4 year old) Who is discussing your adventure in
school today.


Mon, 15 Jun 1998 09:10:41 -0400
From: "Judy Waits" doda@beachlink.com
Tori, wishing you God's blessings. We are pulling for you and pray your
journey is successful!


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 07:55:15 -0400
From: Nicole Curbeam ncurbeam@dhcd.state.va.us
Subject: Anchors Aweigh!!!!!
You go, Girl!!! You row, Girl!!!! See you on the other side!!!!
Hope your journey is safe and successful.
Nicole Thompson
Richmond, Virginia


Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 07:48:40 -0400
From: dave jagdish <"jagdish dave"@pharma.novartis.com>
Subject: Bon Voyage
Dearest Tori:
Congratulations as you are heading towards Brest, France all alone.
God bless you on your attempt. We wish you successful crossing, and yes it
is "well within your reach". We shall continue to monitor your progress
daily of your daring adventure.
Warmest Regards:
Arvind, Sanjay, Jayson, Justin
Livingston, NJ


From: Labenoit@aol.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 10:34:04 EDT
Subject: go tori
You never cease to amaze me. I knew I was living next to a very special
person in Hopkins A in 1982/3. You were planning your bike trip from Maine
to Kentucky with Lucy and Martha. After that, there was no stopping you.
When you get tired and need a lift, just remember those good old days at
Smith. The water and snowball fights. Chasing the bat out of the living
room. I'll be thinking of you. I know I'll know you'll be seeing the shores
of France.
Lynne Benoit
Smith College Class of 1986


From: Rockirae@aol.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 10:34:04 EDT
Subject: WE ARE FAMILY/GO GIRL!
Dear Tori,
We are with you all the way! We will try and send you mail as much
as possible. We live in Chesapeake, Va. kind of near where you launched. We
live about 70 miles from Nags Head in a town called Great Bridge. Last
night we had a few beers in your honor:) We have run marathons way back in
1984 and that was quite exciting. We can't begin to imagine how excited you
feel about your trip. All of us are in the 35-40 year old range. Check our
profiles on aol. My girlfriend works for Lockheed Martin and I am a
counselor for the local school district. As you can guess I am out for the
summer. The summer is the only time I can really be OUT, LOL. I did not know
you were going to France or I would have made a special trip to Hatteras to
watch you launch off. I love boats, especially kayaks and I love to fish!!
We are going to Ptown this summer in Aug. I guess you will be long past
there by then. Will write more later. Hope you get this mail! We will
pray for good weather and safety for you and your boat!
Rockirae, (Kathy)
Sscurber, (Sue)
address: Rockirae@aol.com or sscurber@aol.com


From: DELAW3@aol.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 08:59:18 EDT
Subject: GOOD LUCK FROM DELAWARE
I just read the article about your trip in our local newspaper "The News
Journal" here in Wilmington Delaware. My hat is off to you and I wish you
the best of luck. My thoughts will be with you as you navigate the wild
blue ocean and I am sitting here in my calm gray law office.
I did not go to law school until age 30 (presently 53) and I was at a
crossroads in terms of how to get out of my then mindnumbingly boring job
working for the State government as an economist. I decided I was either
going to buy a sailboat and someday attempt a circumnavigation or else
enroll in law school. I made a bid on a sailboat and came within $700 of
striking a deal. So law school it was. I've always wondered how life would
have been if the seller had come down that extra $700.
I will be following your postings on the internet website with great
interest.
Bon chance.
Bruce L. Hudson
Wilmington, DE
delaw3@aol.com


From: RLloyd8949@aol.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 07:31:03 EDT
How much experience in ocean rowing does this brave lady have?


From: "anette hebebrand" ahebebrand72@hotmail.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 06:33:12 PDT
hi, tori
well, it is not even 24 hours since you launched from nags head. i wish you
well, stay tough and know that a lot of people are thinking of you, okay.
until soon again, and may the seas be with you. anette 


From: "a.dimaki" kehayas@hol.gr
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 08:50:14 +0300
good luck from ullysses` homeland tori!
angela, greece


Date sent: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 23:00:58 -0400
From: dan young dan2@ma.ultranet.com
Subject: Bon Voyage!!!!
Conrgatulations Tori!
Your underway..God speed you with perfect seas and ideal weather for an
inspiring and successful crossing. Our heartbeats will be with you in
sunshine and shadow.
Keep your eyes upon the goal. As you say, it is "well within your
reach."
Warmest wishes,
The Hardings from Clinton, Massachusetts
Mary and Dick


Date sent: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 22:09:35 -0400
From: "Mr. & Mrs. David Rasbold" drasbold@erols.com
Subject: Go For It!
Tori,
I wish you all the best and God's speed. I found your web page in an
article about your trip to France. WOW!! I'll be following your
progress each day. You have a lot of guts!!
Dave Rasbold
Hampton, Virginia


Date sent: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 20:20:16 -0400
From: Richard Rose luavul@ntr.net
Subject: GO TORI GO !!!
Tori,
I just wanted to send you a note wishing you good luck and letting you
know that no matter what happens, we are proud of you. We are from the
Louisville area and were just in Columbus Ohio where our friends spoke
of the "woman from Louisville rowing across the ocean". I'm sure you are not
only making our town proud, but the entire nation. GOOD LUCK.
Congratulations on "taking the step". You provide encouragement for our
youth to just try, no matter what the odds.
Thanks,
Richard, Rhonda, & Haley Rose


From: Brlc96@aol.com
Date sent: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 00:13:51 EDT
Dear Tori
Good luck on your long adventure and I am confident in your success. If at
times things do not go as planned remember that everything is part of a
divine plan and is all for the best. May your trip be successful and your
arrival in France a stepping stone for many other adventures on which you
will embark.
Sally Fredman
Toronto, Canada


From: "RICK L BRAYE" RICKB3@prodigy.net
Subject: Tori Murden
Date sent: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 23:47:38 -0000
Good luck, and godspeed. Our thoughts are with you.
Rick Braye
Louisville, KY
"The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew, the furrow followed free;
We were the first that ever burst into that silent sea."
from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


From: webmaster@oceanrowing
Organization: Ocean Rowing Society
Date sent: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 10:17:48 +0000
Subject: Bon Voyage Tori!!
Dear Tori:
On behalf of the Ocean Rowing Society we wish you
a Bon Voyage and safe journey on your quest to become the
first woman to row an ocean solo. As the great ocean rower
Peter Bird would say, "It is the journey; always..." We will
see you in France and be by your side in spirit and deed
throughout your crossing.
take care,

Tom Lynch
American Coordinator
Ocean Rowing Society
www.oceanrowing.com
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And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
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