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Sailing Alone Around the World Paperback – June 1, 1956
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"An inspiration to many would-be adventurers."—Lloyd's List--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Slocum's father was a farmer in the maritime province of Nova Scotia which was one of the leading sailing and ship-building centres of the world in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Slocum was one of eleven children, was born on the Bay of Fundy, spent only two years in school and gained all his sailing and boat building skills on the job. When he was twenty-five Slocum was offered command of an American coasting schooner. His next command took him the to Australia where he met and married Virginia Walker of Strawberry Hill, Sydney. Later, Slocum would spend considerable time cruising the coast of Australia from Tasmania to the Torres Strait during his around the world voyage.
As the nineteenth century drew to a close steam ships began to eat into the fishing and coastal and international trading business previously the sole dominion of sailing ships.Read more ›
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What an amazing adventure in a time when hero's were the men and women who did extraordinary things for just the wonderment of the adventure.Published 2 days ago by Michael Soares
I wish the type wasn't so small; this is going to kill my stepfather's eyes. Some people complained about the text being small in the other edition, but it seems that Amazon... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Emily
This book was out of print for many years. It is one of the most fascinating stories ever told.Published 1 month ago by Gary W. Price
A great story that starts out subtly and ends the same . This story is truly about the journey and not the destination. Superbly written in a way that does not focus on the author.Published 1 month ago by MedicMarkRN
I believe Joshua Slocum really did sail around the world...but it's hard to believe. Let me explain. I've read several books about sailors circumnavigating the globe. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Cleveland
Its ok...if you are into avoiding life's chalanges and escaping responsibilities...yawn...😴Published 4 months ago by ANDRE NIKOLAJEVIC
Classic sailing voyage and the measure of all tales, books, and accounts of circumnavigations. This should be in the library of every sailor be it a weekend dinghy or salty blue... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lee C Ethridge