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Sailing Alone Around the World

Joshua Slocum

Sailing Alone Around the World

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Published by Book Of The Road .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Unabridged Audio - Misc.Nonfiction,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape

  • The Physical Object
    FormatAudio Cassette
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11479860M
    ISBN 100931969263
    ISBN 109780931969263

    Slocum's maternal grandfather was the keeper of the lighthouse at Southwest Point there. Very lucky to survive, Miles Smeeton and his crew end up drifting to the Chilean coast where they spend 10 months making repairs. This book is a timeless and compelling read; it serves as the perfect reminder of how powerful and potentially devastating the sea can be. He made several attempts to run away from home, finally succeeding, at age fourteen, by hiring on as a cabin boy and cook on a fishing schoonerbut he soon returned home. Arthur Ransome went so far as to declare, "Boys who do not like this book ought to be drowned at once. The name Spray has become a choice for cruising yachts ever since the publication of Slocum's account of his circumnavigation.

    His almost matter-of-fact descriptions of hazardous episodes and his colorful, often witty observations make this book perhaps the most delightful and absorbing adventure tale in history. Slocum hauled the Spray up the Erie Canal to Buffalo, New York for the Pan-American Exposition in the summer ofand he was well compensated for participating in the fair. That, however, was the very thing needed. He was a good judge of a boat, but the old clay farm which some calamity made his was an anchor to him. At the same moment the sheet-strop parted, and away went the main-boom, broken short at the rigging.

    He illustrates the town as a maritime province of Canada, where many vessels have been carved and built from widespread spruce commonly found in the area. And the Sea Will Tell reconstructs the events and recounts the trial that follows. He made several attempts to run away from home, finally succeeding, at age fourteen, by hiring on as a cabin boy and cook on a fishing schoonerbut he soon returned home. The President's young son, Archiealong with a guardian, spent the next few days sailing with Slocum up to Newport aboard the Spray, which, by then, was a decrepit, weather-worn vessel. Once there, however, Admiral Goncalves of the Brazilian navy seized the ship.


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Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum Download PDF Ebook

Virgin Islands. Later in life he becomes a radical politician. He was attempting to become the first ever person to sail around the world non-stop.

Inyear-old Robin Lee Graham set off from California in footer on a solo round-the-world voyage. Despite a lifetime at sea, Slocum never learned to swim. This edition complete with all of the original Thomas Fogarty illustrations of Captain Slocum's story will prove Sailing Alone Around the World book enjoyable and thrilling to the present generation of Americans as it was to our fathers and grandfathers.

Across the Atlantic he sailed, but chased by Moorish pirates off Gibraltar, he decided to circle Cape Horn instead and go around the world the other way! His sailing books are must-reads for those who dream of straying from the beaten path and sailing in high-latitudes.

Crossing the Pacific and Atlantic oceans in his sloop, the Spray, Slocum visited South Africa, South America, and Australia before returning home as the first man to successfully sail around the world solo.

The book is a humorous and heartfelt account of fixing up a boat in a small Newfoundland community. Rather than sell the boat, she took her 3 young children and dog on summer sojourns exploring the pristine BC coast with nothing but her wits to rely on.

This robust classic of the sea has been widely read ever since its first publication in Shackleton and his team manage to survive for 2 years in the harsh and freezing Antarctic. His almost matter-of-fact descriptions of hazardous episodes and his colorful, often witty observations make this book perhaps the most delightful and absorbing adventure tale in history.

He is driven by an insatiable passion that as a reader can become quite contagious. On their second attempt they were once again capsized and dismasted.

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His journal was first published in installments before being issued in book form in He is imprisoned, then escapes and ends up commanding the Chilean Navy. He was ill prepared Sailing Alone Around the World book his boat was clearly not up to the task at hand.

Holding most appeal in the book is the fact that the voyage took place in a time without the comfort and security of modern technology, which only intensifies the excitement and emphasizes the true danger faced by Slocum in the many unpredictable situations he finds himself in.

Pond wrote in his own work, Eccentricities of Genius, that Slocum was "able to write and describe the incidents of the entire voyage and his wonderful experiences in a manner so graphic and simple that it absolutely charms and fascinates his hearers as few ever did or ever could do" Pond, p.

Nick Ward was on board one of the vessels that capsized. This robust classic of the sea has been widely read ever since its first publication in Slocum writes in a fast-paced, exhilarating style.

Joshua Slocum is as good an author as he is a sailor — and he is probably the best sailor to have ever lived.

ISBN 13: 9780486203263

Sailing Alone Around the World book Our BookSleuth is specially designed for you. Well written and engaging to the very last page, Sailing Alone Around the World is one of the finest examples of travel literature ever written. He took pride in the fact that the Spray sailed miles west across the Pacific without his once touching the helm.

He was awaited at most of his Sailing Alone Around the World book of call, and gave lectures and lantern-slide shows to well-filled halls.A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation.

An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe.5/5(10). Mar 14,  · Sailing Alone Around the World – Joshua Slocum Joshua Slocum’s Sailing Alone Around the World is a really interesting account of the first solo-circumnavigation.

It would be an interesting account even if it were written today, but is especially so due to the fact that the events he recounts take place prior to the 20th century.

A sailing memoir written by seaman and adventurer Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail around the world alone, documents his epic solo circumnavigation.

An international best-seller, the book became a great influence and inspiration to travelers from each corner of the globe.5/5(10).Feb 17,  · Challenged by an pdf who said it couldn't be done, Pdf Slocum, an indomitable New England sea captain, set out in April of to prove that a man could sail alone around the world.

46, miles and a little over 3 years later, the proof was complete: Captain Slocum had performed the epic "first" single-handedly in a trusty foot sloop called the "Spray."/5(2).‎As the first person to ever complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, Joshua Slocum recounts his pioneering feat in Sailing Alone Around the World (), an engaging memoir of his adventures aboard the sloop Spray.

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If you want to get the most from the book, I'd suggest you do this as well.