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Sailing Alone Around the World

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Publisher Comments:

"One of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure." — Sports Illustrated. Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in small boat. Pirates, perils, witty observations, stories. 67 illustrations. "A literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written." — National Fisherman.

Synopsis:

Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in small boat. Pirates, perils, witty observations, stories. 67 illustrations. "...a literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written."—National Fisherman.

Synopsis:

Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in a small boat. One of the great feats of seamanship told in a delightful manner. 67 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in a small boat. One of the great feats of seamanship told in a delightful manner. 67 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in small boat. Pirates, perils, witty observations, stories. 67 illustrations. ..".a literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written."--National Fisherman.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I

  A blue-nose ancestry with Yankee proclivities

  Youthful fondness for the sea

  Master of the ship Nothern Light

  Loss of the Aquidneck

  Return home from Brazil in the canoe Liberdade

  "The gift of a "Ship"

  The rebuilding of the Spray

  Conundrums in regard to finance and calking

  The launching of the Spray

CHAPTER II

  Failure as a fisherman

  A voyage around the world projected

  From Boston to Gloucester

  Fitting out for the Ocean voyage

  Half of a dory for a ship's boat

  The run from Gloucester to Nova Scotia

  A shaking up in home waters

  Amoung old friends

CHAPTER III

  Good-by to the American coast

  Off Sable Island in a fog

  In the open sea

  The man in the moon takes an interest in the voyage

  The first fit of loneliness

  The Spray encounters La Vaguisa

  A bottle of wine from the Spaniard

  A bout of words with the captain of the Java

  The steamship Olympia spoken

  Arrival at the Azores

CHAPTER IV

  Squally weather in the Azores

  High living

  Delirious from cheese and plums

  The pilot of the Pinta

  At Gibraltar

  Compliments exchanged with the British navy

  A picnic on the Morocco shore

CHAPTER V

  Sailing from Gibraltar with the assistance of her Majesty's tug

  The Spray's course changed from the Suez Canal to Cape Horn

  Chased by a Moorish pirate

  A Comparison with Columbus

  The Canary Islands

  The Cape Verde Islands

  Sea life

  Arrival at Pernambuco

  A bill against the Brazilian Government

  Preparing for the stormy weather of the cape

CHAPTER VI

  Departure from Rio de Janeiro

  The Spray ashore on the sands of Uruguay

  A narrow escape from shipwreck

  The boy who found a sloop

  The Spray floated but somewhat damaged

  Courtesies from the British consul at Maldonado

  A warm greeting at Montevideo

  An excursion to Buenos Aires

  Shortening the Mast and bowsprit

CHAPTER VII

  Weighing anchor at Buenos Aires

  An outburst of emotion at the mouth of the Plate

  Submerged by a great wave

  A stormy entrance to the strait

  Captain Samblich's happy gift of a bag of carpet-tacks

  Off Cape Froward

  Chased by Indians from Fortescue Bay

  "A miss-shot for "Black Pedro"

  Taking in supplies of wood and water at Three Island Cove

  Animal life

CHAPTER VIII

  From Cape Pillar to the Pacific

  Driven by a tempest toward Cape Horn

  Captain Slocum's greatest sea adventure

  Reaching the strait again by way of Cockburn Channel

  Some savages find the carpet-tacks

  Danger from firebrands

  A series of fierce williwaws

  Again sailing westward

CHAPTER IX

  Repairing the Spray's sails

  Savages and an obstreperous anchor

  A spider flight

  An encounter with Black Pedro

  A visit to the steamship Colombia

  On the defensive against a fleet of canoes

  A record of voyages through the strait

  A chance cargo of tallow

CHAPTER X

  Running to Port Angosto in a snow-storm

  A defective sheet-rope places the Spray in peril

  The Spray as a target for a Fuegian arrow

  The island of Alan Erric

  Again in the open Pacific

  The run to the island of Juan Fernandez

  An absentee king

  At Robinson Crusoe's achorage

CHAPTER XI

  The islanders of Juan Fernandez entertained with Yankee doughnuts

  The beauties of Robinson Crusoe's realm

  The mountain monument to Alexander Selkirk

  Robinson Crusoe's cave

  A stroll with the children of the island

  Westward ho! with a friendly gale

  A month's free sailing with the Southern Cross and the sun for guides

  Sighting the Marquesas

  Experience in reckoning

CHAPTER XII

  Seventy-two days without a port

  Whales and birds

  A peep into the Spray's galley

  Flying-fish for breakfast

  A welcome at Apia

  A visit from Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson

  At Vailma

  Samoan hospitality

  Arrested for fast riding

  An amusing merry-go-round

  Teachers and pupils of Papauta College

  At the mercy of sea-nymphs

CHAPTER XIII

  Samoan royalty

  King Malietoa

  Good-by to friends at Vailima

  Leaving Fiji to the south

  "Arrival at Newcastle, Australia"

  The yachts of Sydney

  A ducking on the Spray

  Commodore Foy presents the sloop with a new suit of sails

  On to Melbourne

  A shark that proved to be valuable

  A change of course

  "The "Rain of Blood"

  In Tasmania

CHAPTER XIV

  A testimonial from a lady

  Cruising round Tasmania

  The skipper delivers his first lecture on the voyage

  Abundant provisions

  An inspection of the Spray for safety at Devonport

  Again at sydney

  Northward bound for Torres Strait

  An amateur shipwreck

  Friends on the Australian coast

  Perils of a coral sea

CHAPTER XV

  "Arrival at Port Denison, Queensland"

  A lecture

  Reminiscences of Captain Cook

  Lecturing for charity at Cooktown

  A happy escape from a coral reef

  "Home Island, Sunday Island, Bird Island"

  An American pearl-fisherman

  Jubilee at Thursday Island

  A new ensign for the Spray

  Booby Island

  Across the Indian Ocean

  Christmas Island

CHAPTER XVI

  A call for careful navigation

  Three hours' steering in twenty-three days

  Arrival at the Kelling Cocos Islands

  A curious chapter of social history

  A welcome from the children of the islands

  Cleaning and painting the Spray on the beach

  A Mohammedan blessing for a pot of jam

  Keeling as a paradise

  A risky adventure in a small boat

  Away to Rodiguez

  Taken for Antichrist

  The govener calms the fears of the people

  A lecture

  A convent in the hills

CHAPTER XVII

  A clean bill of health at Mauritus

  Sailing the voyage over again in the opera-house

  A newly discovered plant named in honor of the Spray's skipper

  A party of young ladies out for a sail

  A bivouac on deck

  A warm reception at Durban

  A friendly cross-examination by Henry M. Stanley

  Three wise Boers seek proof of the flatness of the earth

  Leaving South Africa

CHAPTER XVIII

  "Rounding the "Cape of Storms" in olden time"

  A rough Christmas

  The Spray ties up for three months' rest at Cape Town

  A railway trip to the Transvaal

  President Kruger's odd definition of the Spray's voyage

  His terse sayings

  Distinguished guests on the Spray

  Cocoanut fiber as a padlock

  Courtesies from the admiral of the Queen's navy

  Off for St. Helena

  Land in sight

CHAPTER XIX

  In the isle of Napoleon's exile

  Two lectures

  A guest in the ghost-room at Plantation House

  An excursion to historic Longwood

  "Coffee in the husk, and a goat to shell it"

  The Spray's ill luck with animals

  A prejudice against small dogs

  "A rat, the Boston spider, and the cannibal cricket"

  Ascension Island

CHAPTER XX

  "In the favoring current off Cape St. Roque,Brazil"

  All at sea regarding the Spanish-American war<

  The light on Trinidad

  A charming introduction to Grenada

  Talks to friendly auditors

CHAPTER XXI

  Clearing for home

  In the calm belt

  A sea covered with sargasso

  The jibstay parts in a gale

  Welcomed by a tornado off Fire Island

  A change of plan

  Arrival at Newport

  End of a cruise of over forty-six thousand miles

  The Spray again at Fairhaven

APPENDIX

  "LINES AND SAIL-PLAN OF THE "SPRAY"

    Her pedigree so far as known

    The lines of the Spray

    Her self-steering qualities

    Sail-plan and steering-gear

    An unprecedented feat

    A final word of cheer to would-be navigators

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486203263
Author:
Slocum, Joshua
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Voyages around the world
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
P176
Publication Date:
19560631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 0.77 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in small boat. Pirates, perils, witty observations, stories. 67 illustrations. "...a literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written."—National Fisherman.
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Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in a small boat. One of the great feats of seamanship told in a delightful manner. 67 illustrations.
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Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in a small boat. One of the great feats of seamanship told in a delightful manner. 67 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in small boat. Pirates, perils, witty observations, stories. 67 illustrations. ..".a literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written."--National Fisherman.
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