- George Harbo & Frank Samuelson
- Norway ()
The first men to row across the Atlantic were George Harbo and Frank Samuelson (both Norway) who crossed the Atlantic West to East from USA land to land, from New York, USA to the Isles of Scilly, UK . They departed on 6 June 1896 in an 5.48-m (18-ft) long boat without sails and arrived on 1 August, after rowing 5,262 km (3,270 miles) in 55 days.
They rowed for a futher five days into Le Havre, France.