Barry Devonport

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Barry Devonport was the first person to cross the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The 27-year-old New Zealand native crossed in 11 hours 20 minutes on 20 November 1962. He was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer in 1968.

Cook Strait

The Cook Strait is part of the [[Oceans Seven] challenge that consists of the following waterways around the world:

1. North Channel between Ireland and Scotland
2. Cook Strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand
3. Molokai Channel between Oahu and Molokai Islands in Hawaii
4. English Channel between England and France
5. Catalina Channel between Santa Catalina Island and then Southern California mainland
6. Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan
7. Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa

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