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Sailing alone around the world

Author: Joshua Slocum; Thomas Fogarty; George Varian; Thomas Philbrick
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1999.
Series: Penguin classics.
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Setting off alone from Boston aboard the 36 foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Capt. Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators. But by circling wthe globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all. His three year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history of its courage, skill and determination. Includes hair-raising encounters with  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Slocum; Thomas Fogarty; George Varian; Thomas Philbrick
ISBN: 0140437363 9780140437362
OCLC Number: 40143024
Notes: Originally published: New York : The Century Co., 1900.
Description: xli, 273 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: captain Joshua Slocum ; illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian ; edited with an introduction and notes by Thomas Philbrick.
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Setting off alone from Boston aboard the 36 foot wooden sloop Spray in April 1895, Capt. Slocum went on to join the ranks of the world's great circumnavigators. But by circling wthe globe without crew or consorts, Slocum would outdo them all. His three year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles remains unmatched in maritime history of its courage, skill and determination. Includes hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and dnagerous natives in Tierra del Fuego, raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs, flying fish for breakfast in the Pacific, and a hilarious visit with explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa.

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