Four artists, two rotweilers and a Mexican terrier have completed a 63-day journey across the Atlantic on a raft made from garbage pulled out of rivers.

The crew set out from Halifax, Nova Scotia, two months ago after piecing together the 55-foot makeshift vessel, The Son of Town Hall, from foam, plywood and other refuse.They arrived Thursday in the Irish fishing port of Castletownbere in County Cork, much to the amusement of local residents, who tought "these are the maddest people we have ever seen," said the ship's skipper, 37-year-old Irish-American Edward Garry.

The sail was made from a recycled tennis net. The raft has a 40-horsepower engine.

The crew included three Americans and a Canadian. The Times of London reported that Garry, Poppino Neutrino, 65, and his 63-year-old wife, Aurelia, are from New York City and that the garbage was fished out of New York rivers.