Datebook: May 13 - 1st Person Circles the Globe by Amphibious Vehicle 55 Years Ago

May 13, 2013

A large crowd greets them in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Ben Carlin was the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the globe in an amphibious vehicle. It began as a honeymoon idea: to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a Ford GPA. He and his wife Elinore launched from Montreal, and traveled 11,000 miles by sea and 39,000 miles by land over a ten-year span. Elinore left him in Australia.

It’s Monday, May 13

The Alzheimer's Support Group holds a regular monthly meeting tomorrow morning at 10 at the Pennyrile Area Development District office in Hopkinsville. For more information, contact James Patterson at (270) 886-9484.

The Center for Health and Wellness and the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Blood Donor Center host a blood drive Wednesday from 8:30 to 5 at the Center for Health and Wellness. For more information, call (270) 762-1348.

Angels Attic Thrift Shop seeks donations of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing; furniture; appliances; household items; and toys. Sale proceeds benefit Angels Community Clinic, which provides health care to the working uninsured in Calloway County. Bring donations to 972 Chestnut Street Monday through Saturday from 8 to 5 or call 762-0505 for pickup.

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