By Ann Spencer
The actual tale of Canada's maximum sailor, the 1st to sail around the globe single-handedly.
When Joshua Slocum sailed into port in Massachusetts on June 27, 1898, he used to be the 1st guy ever to have accomplished a voyage worldwide with out expertise, cash or spouse. It took him 3 years to hide the 46,000 miles, and alongside the best way he was once chased by way of pirates, buffeted by means of storms, and narrowly escaped dying through sharks. whilst a goat ate his charts, he controlled to navigate throughout the Caribbean by way of reminiscence and intuition.
This is the true-life experience tale of a unprecedented guy, who ran away to sea at 16 and not appeared again. Born on a farm in Nova Scotia, he apprenticed on voyages to China, Hong Kong and Indonesia; met and married his spouse in Sydney, Australia, and raised his kinfolk aboard crusing vessels in ports all over the world. He survived mutinies, misplaced cargoes, negative storms, and treacheries at sea sooner than resolving on his voyage world wide 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 once by no means noticeable back.
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Alone at Sea: The Adventures of Joshua Slocum by Ann Spencer