- 273 pages
- Sailing Alone around the World
- Joshua Slocum
- 18 May 2018 Joshua Slocum
The Classic Travel Narrative Of A Don Quixote Of The Seas The First Man To Circumnavigate The World Singlehandedly.Joshua Slocum S Autobiographical Account Of His Solo Trip Around The World Is One Of The Most Remarkable And Entertaining Travel Narratives Of All Time Setting Off Alone From Boston Aboard The Thirty Six Foot Wooden Sloop Spray In April 1895, Captain Slocum Went On To Join The Ranks Of The World S Great Circumnavigators Magellan, Drake, And Cook But By Circling The Globe Without Crew Or Consorts, Slocum Would Outdo Them All His Three Year Solo Voyage Of Than 46,000 Miles Remains Unmatched In Maritime History For Its Courage, Skill, And Determination Sailing Alone Around The World Recounts Slocum S Wonderful Adventures Hair Raising Encounters With Pirates Off Gibraltar And Savage Indians In Tierra Del Fuego Raging Tempests And Treacherous Coral Reefs Flying Fish For Breakfast In The Pacific And A Hilarious Visit With Fellow Explorer Henry Stanley In South Africa A Century Later, Slocum S Incomparable Book Endures As One Of The Greatest Narratives Of Adventure Ever Written.
Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail single handedly around the world He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World , which became an international best seller He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.