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  • Joshua Slocum

    Joshua Slocum is believed to be the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. After a distinguished nautical career, during which he worked his way up from cabin boy to captain, Slocum wrecked his ship off the coast of Brazil. Turning this catastrophe to his advantage, he built a sailing canoe from the wreckage and sailed back to New York. Moreover, he wrote Voyage of the Liberdade, a chronicle of his trip, and earned some literary success. This spurred him to attempt his perilous voyage. Having lost his fortune in the shipwreck, Slocum began his voyage on a shoestring. He was given the Spray, a century-old oysterboat in need of repairs. Two years and $500 later, he had rebuilt...read more

  • Joshua Slocum

    Challenged by an expert who said it couldn’t be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. A little over three years and forty-six thousand miles later, the proof was complete. This is Slocum’s own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyage of the Spray. Whether Slocum was more accomplished as a writer or sailor is hard to say. His writing style is fast paced, witty, and exhilarating, an absorbing match to his harrowing adventures—adventures that included being chased by Moorish pirates off Gibraltar; escaping a fleet of hostile canoes; being submerged by a...read more

  • Joshua Slocum

    Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an 11.2 metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray. On April 24, 1895, he set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. More than three years later, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898 having circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000...read more

  • Joshua Slocum

    Joshua Slocum was the first man ever to sail around the world single-handedly. He completed his voyage in 1895, without radio and modern technology, when native pirates roamed the seas. It makes for an exciting tale-all 46,000 miles and three years of...read more

  • Joshua Slocum

    A tall ship if trapped on a sandvar in 1885, broadsided by heavy seas and doomed to destruction and break-up on a lonely Brazilian beach. This is just the beginning of an incredible sea adventure by a North American sea Captain, his wife and two sons. To returnm his family to saftey, Captain Slocum builds a new boat our of the wreckage of the old. He sails his family along the perilous ocean of the South American coast, crosses the Caribbean Sea and navigates up the cost of the United States to Washington, D.C.. 'The Voyage of the Liberdade' is a first person telling of this exciting true adventure. This recording includes two additional adventures written by Captain Slocumn: 'Rescueof...read more