Wednesday, Sept. 22
Swimming the English Channel
For thousands of people—from shippers unloading goods at one of England's busiest ports to tourists walking the city's famed white cliffs—Dover is a destination. But for Newburyport's Davis Lee, it's a starting point. This weekend, Lee will embark on a daunting, 21-mile swim armed with nothing but Speedos, a swim cap, goggles, and a tub of Vaseline. His goal? To cross the English Channel and complete a swim that over the past 135 years has been attempted by thousands, but successfully completed by only hundreds.