By Ann Spencer
The precise tale of Canada's maximum sailor, the 1st to sail all over the world 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 all over the world with out know-how, funds or better half. It took him 3 years to hide the 46,000 miles, and alongside the best way he was once chased via pirates, buffeted via storms, and narrowly escaped demise via sharks. whilst a goat ate his charts, he controlled to navigate throughout the Caribbean via reminiscence and intuition.
This is the true-life event 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 family members aboard crusing vessels in ports around the globe. He survived mutinies, misplaced cargoes, negative storms, and treacheries at sea prior to resolving on his voyage worldwide 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 obvious back.
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