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In the winter of 2013, four young men from the U.S. and Canada set out to become the first adventurers to ever row across the Atlantic from Africa to North America. What began as an exciting adventure soon turned into an unpredictable nightmare — a rogue wave capsized their 29-foot boat after 73 days at sea.

Miraculously, the footage these men taped of their journey was recovered, including these touching video diaries Canadian Olympic gold medalist Adam Kreek made to his young son Jefferson while aboard the James Robert Hanssen rowboat.

A Father's Diaries

April 13, 201400:23

Kreek wasn't the only brave man to attempt this incredible and dangerous feat across the Atlantic. Meet his three crewmembers — Canadian Markus Pukonen and Americans Patrick Fleming and Jordan Hanssen — who also survived this near catastrophe.

Meet the Rowers

April 13, 201400:04

Find out more about the James Robert Hanssen adventure on "Dateline."