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shortly after November 14,
1909) was the first man to sail
single-­handedly around the
world. He was a Canadian
born, naturalised American
seaman and adventurer, and
a noted writer. In 1900 he
told the story of this in
Sailing Alone Around the
World. He disappeared in
November 1909 while aboard
his boat, the Spray.

Sailing Alone Around the World
(1899) is the famous sailing
memoir by Joshua Slocum
about his single-­handed global
circumnavigation aboard the
ship Spray. Slocum was the first
person to sail around the world
alone. The book was an
immediate success and highly
influential in inspiring later
travelers.

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This literary craft of mine, in its native model and rig, goes out laden with the facts of the strange happenings on a home afloat. Her constructor, a sailor for many years, could have put a whole cargo of salt, so to speak, in the little packet; but would not so wantonly intrude on this domain of longshore navigators. Could the author and constructor but box-­haul, club-­haul, tops'l-­haul, and catharpin like the briny sailors of the strand, ah me!?­and hope to be forgiven!

Be the current against us, what matters it? Be it in our favour, we are carried hence, to what place or for what purpose? Our plan of the whole voyage is so insignificant that it matters little, maybe, whither we go, for the "grace of a day" is the same! Is it not a recognition of this which makes the old sailor happy, though in the storm; and hopeful even on a plank in mid-­ocean? Surely it is this! for the spiritual beauty of the sea, absorbing man's soul, permits of no infidels on its boundless expanse.

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Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 – November 14, 1909) 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. "Sailing Alone Around the World" is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-­handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.

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Full of astounding adventures, Sailing Alone around the World is the true story of the first man ever to circle the globe alone entirely by sea. In a little over three years, Captain Joshua Slocum completed the feat many experts believed couldn't be done—and he has the stories to prove it. During his historic voyage, Slocum was chased by pirates in Gibraltar, soaked by a "rain of blood" in Australia, and battered by perilous storms in the open ocean. He also met many famous—and infamous—people along the way, from Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa, to Black Pedro, "the worst murderer in Tierra del Fuego.­" This absorbing tale, written with humor and poetic eloquence, was first published in 1900 and has remained in print ever since.

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Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 - on or shortly after 14 November 1909) was a Canadian-­American seaman and adventurer, a noted writer, and the first man to sail single-­handedly around the world. In 1900 he told the story of this in Sailing Alone Around the World. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his sloop-­rigged fishing boat. Captain Slocum, a highly experienced navigator and ship-­owner, rebuilt and refitted the derelict sloop Spray in a seaside pasture at Fairhaven, Massachusetts during a thirteen-­month period between early 1893 and 1894. Between April 24, 1895 and June 27, 1898, Slocum, aboard the Spray, crossed the Atlantic twice (to Gibraltar and back to South America), negotiated the Strait of Magellan, and crossed the Pacific. He also visited Australia and South Africa before crossing the Atlantic (for the third time) to reach home after a journey of 46,­000 miles.

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This memoir tells the story of a native son and his return to Australia after an absence of about 40 years. Itinerant journalist, Val Wake, who worked in the UK, Canada and Australia retired to the small coastal town of Port Macquarie, halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, where he took up a writing and sailng life as he adapted to his new lifestyle as a retired civil servant. My Voyage takes a look at modern Australia the character of its people and its success or otherwise in adapting its national goals to the needs of an island continent geographical isolated but never insular in its awareness of its Asian neighbours.

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The actual experiences during cruise around the world in the Spray with a crew of one, 1895-­98.

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Full
of astounding adventures,
Sailing
Alone around the World
is the true story of the first man ever to circle the globe alone entirely by
sea. In a little over three years, Captain Joshua Slocum completed the feat
many experts believed couldn't be done—and he has the stories to prove it.
During his historic voyage, Slocum was chased by pirates in Gibraltar, soaked
by a "rain of blood" in Australia, and battered by perilous storms in
the open ocean. He also met many famous—and infamous—people along the way,
from Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa, to Black Pedro, "the worst
murderer in Tierra del Fuego.­" This absorbing tale, written with humor and
poetic eloquence, was first published in 1900 and has remained in print ever
since.

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Sailing Alone Around The World by Captain Joshua Slocum.

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