By Ann Spencer
The real tale of Canada's maximum sailor, the 1st to sail world wide single-handedly.
When Joshua Slocum sailed into port in Massachusetts on June 27, 1898, he was once the 1st guy ever to have accomplished a voyage all over the world with out expertise, funds or spouse. It took him 3 years to hide the 46,000 miles, and alongside the best way he used to be chased via pirates, buffeted by way of storms, and narrowly escaped loss of life by means of sharks. whilst a goat ate his charts, he controlled to navigate during 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 relations aboard crusing vessels in ports world wide. He survived mutinies, misplaced cargoes, negative storms, and treacheries at sea earlier than resolving on his voyage all over 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 once by no means noticeable back.
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Alone at Sea: The Adventures of Joshua Slocum by Ann Spencer