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Spray (Sloop)

Works: 28 works in 167 publications in 6 languages and 5,514 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Travel writing  Autobiographies  Fiction  Diaries  Personal narratives 
Classifications: G440, 910.41
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Most widely held works about Spray (Sloop)
    Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    76 editions published between 1899 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
    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
    The hard way around : the passages of Joshua Slocum by Geoffrey Wolff( Book )
    5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 libraries worldwide
    A masterful biographer now offers a thrilling, definitive portrait of one of history's most legendary icons of adventure. In 1860, sixteen-year-old Joshua Slocum escaped a hardscrabble childhood in Nova Scotia by signing on as an ordinary seaman to a merchant ship bound for Dublin. Despite having only a third-grade education, Slocum rose through the nautical ranks at a mercurial pace; just a decade later he was commander of his own ship. His subsequent journeys took him nearly everywhere: Liverpool, China, Japan, Cape Horn, the Dutch East Indies, Manila, Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore, San Francisco, and Australia'where he met and married his first wife, Virginia, who would sail along with him for the rest of her life, bearing and raising their children at sea. He commanded eight vessels and owned four, enduring hurricanes, shipwrecks, pirate attacks, cholera, smallpox, a mutiny, and the death of his wife and three of his children. Yet his ultimate adventure and crowning glory was still to come. In 1895 Slocum set sail from Gloucester, Massachusetts'by himself'in the Spray, a small sloop of thirty-seven feet. More than three years and forty-six thousand miles later, he became the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo, a feat that wouldn't be replicated until 1925. His account of that voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, soon made him internationally famous. He met President Theodore Roosevelt on several occasions and became a presence on the lecture circuit, selling his sea-saga books whenever and wherever he could. But scandal soon followed, and a decade later, with his finances failing, he set off alone once more'and was never seen again. Geoffrey Wolff captures this singular life and its flamboyant times'from the Golden Age of Sail to a shockingly different new century'in vivid, fascinating detail. From the Hardcover edition
    Sailing alone around the world; and Voyage of the Liberdade by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    24 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
    Sailing alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Sound Recording )
    25 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 libraries worldwide
    Joshua Slocum was believed to be the first man to sail single-handed around the world. After a distinguished career, where he worked his way up from cabin boy to captain, Joshua Slocum wrecked his ship off the coast of Brazil. Turning this catastrophe to his advantage, he built a sailing canoe from the wreckages, and sailed back to New York. Moreover, he wrote Voyage of the Liberdad a chronicle of his trip, and earned some literary success. This was the spur to attempt his perilous voyage!
    Alone at sea : the adventures of Joshua Slocum by Ann Spencer( Book )
    4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 libraries worldwide
    In 1895, Nova Scotia-born Joshua Slocum embarked on a three-year 46,000-mile solo circumnavigation of the globe, aboard a refitted oyster sloop. Sailing through pirate-infested waters, confronting the sea at its most cruel, surviving beachings and wrestling with the demons of solitude, Joshua Slocum achieved a voyage that will forever rank among the epic feats of seamanship
    Three years on the ocean by James I Clark( Book )
    1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
    An account of 52-year-old Joshua Slocum's adventurous 46,000-mile trip around the world in a 36-foot sailboat
    In the wake of the Spray by Kenneth E Slack( Book )
    6 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
    First to sail the world alone, Joshua Slocum by Janis L Fortman( Book )
    2 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
    Describes the voyage of Capt. Joshua Slocum, a 51-year-old sailor, who in 1895 became the first man to sail around the world alone in a 37-foot sloop that he rebuilt by hand
    A man for all oceans : Captain Joshua Slocum and the first solo voyage around the world by Stan Grayson( Book )
    1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
    "In June 1898, a little more than three years after departing Boston in his rebuilt oyster sloop Spray, Captain Joshua Slocum made landfall in New England and became the first person ever to sail alone around the world. The voyage capped a lifetime of adventure for the indomitable Slocum, who had advanced from seaman to captain and owner during the challenging final years of commercial sail, surviving hurricanes, mutinies, shipwreck, financial ruin, and the death at sea of his first wife and soulmate. Slocum's book about his circumnavigation, Sailing Alone Around the World, is a seafaring classic and has never been out of printing since its publication in 1900. But Slocum the man has remained unknowable, the shape of his life as elusive as a ship on a fogbound sea. Now, at last, A Man for All Oceans reveals the man in full. A sailor himself, Stan Grayson has plumbed previously untapped original source materials to follow one of history's greatest sailors from obscure beginnings across the watery globe and the dying years of the great Age of Sail."--Page [2] of cover
    Around the world in the sloop Spray : a geographical reader describing Captain Slocum's voyage alone around the world by Joshua Slocum( Book )
    1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
    "Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 -- on or shortly after November 14, 1909) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray."-Wikipedia
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English (145)
Spanish (4)
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