Frenchman, 71, sets out across Atlantic Ocean in a barrel

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Navigator Jean-Jacques Savin, who will turn 72 in January – and, he hopes, at sea – has set off west into the North Atlantic from the Canary Islands in a metal barrel which he expects will be carried by ocean currents alone to somewhere in the Caribbean by the end of March.

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Most people spend the day after Christmas relaxing with their families. But one man began a journey across the Atlantic in a barrel, reports CBS News.