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Sailing Alone Around the World

Author : Joshua Slocum
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Sailing Alone Around the World is a memoir by Joshua Slocum, a prominent traveler, and explorer. It was published in 1900. The book highlights his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Joshua Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone, so no wonder the book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers. It presents a huge interest to a modern reader either.

Capt Joshua Slocum

Author : Victor Slocum
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Victor Slocum is the son of Captain Joshua Slocum.

A Man for All Oceans Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World

Author : Stan Grayson
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The product of years of research, A Man for All Oceans is the most comprehensive biography of Slocum ever published, and the first written by a small-boat sailor. Author/historian Grayson uncovered previously unknown original source materials to shed new light on one of history’s greatest sailors while answering questions that have been asked ever since the publication of Sailing Alone. In June 1898, three years and two months after departing Boston in his aged oyster sloop Spray, Captain Joshua Slocum made land fall in New England and became the first person ever to sail alone around the world. The voyage capped a lifetime of adventure for the indomitable Slocum, who had advanced from seaman to captain during the challenging final years of commercial sail, surviving hurricanes, mutinies, shipwreck, and the death at sea of his beloved first wife, Virginia. Sailing Alone Around the World, Slocum’s book about his circumnavigation, is a seafaring classic, unmatched for adventure and literary verve, and has never been out of print since its publication in 1900. Yet despite several biographies over the decades, Slocum the man has remained unknowable to his legions of admirers, the facts of his life and career as elusive as a ship on a fogbound sea. Here is the real story of Slocum’s Nova Scotia childhood, his seafaring career, and how he became an American citizen. Grayson gives ample evidence of Slocum’s uncanny genius as a navigator while also noting the occasional role that good luck played in his voyages, including his odyssey from Brazil to the United States in the self-designed and built 35-foot Liberdade. And Grayson brings a sailor’s perspective to Slocum’s solo circumnavigation and mysterious disappearance at sea. A fascinating appendix compares Sailing Alone Around the World with Thoreau’s Walden and shows that Slocum’s simple lifestyle and self-sufficiency prefigured today’s emphases on the environment and living responsibly. Previously unpublished photographs bring Slocum’s world to life, and detailed maps trace the adventures of a sailor who knew the world like the back of his hand. This biography reads like an adventure narrative and will serve as the standard work on Joshua Slocum for years to come.

Alone At Sea

Author : Ann Spencer
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The true story of Canada's greatest sailor, the first to sail around the world single-handedly. When Joshua Slocum sailed into port in Massachusetts on June 27, 1898, he was the first man ever to have completed a voyage around the world without technology, money or companion. It took him three years to cover the 46,000 miles, and along the way he was chased by pirates, buffeted by storms, and narrowly escaped death by sharks. When a goat ate his charts, he managed to navigate through the Caribbean by memory and intuition. This is the true-life adventure story of an extraordinary man, who ran away to sea at sixteen and never looked back. Born on a farm in Nova Scotia, he apprenticed on voyages to China, Hong Kong and Indonesia; met and married his wife in Sydney, Australia, and raised his family aboard sailing vessels in ports around the world. He survived mutinies, lost cargoes, terrible storms, and treacheries at sea before resolving on his voyage around the world in a dilapidated oyster sloop he named The Spray. After settling down and writing his memoirs, he set sail on November 14, 1909, and was never seen again.

The Search for Captain Slocum

Author : Walter Magnes Teller
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Joshua Slocum

Author : Walter Magnes Teller
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The Voyages of Joshua Slocum

Author : Joshua Slocum
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This definitive edition of all of Captain Joshua Slocum's writings is now being reissued in time for the 100th anniversary of Slocum's epic singlehanded voyage.

Sailing Alone Around the World

Author : Joshua Slocum
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Captain Joshua Slocum

Author : Myra A. Lopes
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Joshua Slocum

Author : Quentin Casey
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The newest title in the Stories of our Past series tells the tale of the Brier Island boy who went to sea at sixteen and never looked back. The first person to circumnavigate the globe alone, Captain Joshua Slocum has remained a nautical icon since the publication of Sailing Alone Around the World in 1900. In Joshua Slocum, journalist Quentin Casey takes readers from the treasured sea captain’s humble upbringing on Westport, Brier Island, through his lifelong quest for adventure on the sea. Follow Slocum’s career from ordinary seaman to master of celestial navigation, and experience a rare look into his personal life, trouble on and off the sea, and his mysterious disappearance. Includes sidebar features on little-known Slocum facts and over 60 images, including photographs, maps, and illustrations.