Sailing Alone Around the World: Illustrated
DescriptionSailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers. Joshua Slocum (1844-1909) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. Seaman and adventurer, wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray. There was considerable international interest in Slocum's journey, particularly once he had entered the Pacific; he was awaited at most of his ports of call, and gave lectures and lantern-slide shows to well-filled halls. The trip itinerary went as follows: Fairhaven, Boston, Gloucester, Nova Scotia, Azores, Gibraltar, (Morocco), Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Maldonado, Montevideo, Strait of Magellan, Cockburn Channel, Port Angosto, Juan Fernandez, Marquesas, Samoa, Fiji, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Cooktown, Christmas Island, Keeling Cocos, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Durban, Cape Town, (Transvaal), St Helena, Ascension Island, Devil's Island, Trinidad, Grenada, Newport, Fairhaven.
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
January 19, 2017
6.0 X 0.34 X 9.0 inches | 0.49 pounds
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About the Author
Joshua Slocum is executive director of Funeral Consumers Alliance, a national consumer advocacy group with over 90 chapters nationwide. FCA is the primary watchdog over consumer abuses by the funeral industry.Lisa Carlson, a former executive director of FCA, is now executive director of Funeral Ethics Organization, a nonprofit working with the funeral industry to improve ethical standards and consumer protections.