Synopses & Reviews
Joshua Slocum's epic solo voyage around the world in 1895 in the 37 foot sloop Spray stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time. It remains one of the major feats of singlehanded voyaging, and has since been the inspiration for the many who have gone to sea in small boats.
Starting from Boston in 1895, by the time he dropped anchor in Newport, Rhode Island over three years after his journey began, he had cruised some 46,000 miles entirely by sail and entirely alone.
Slocum's account of his epic voyage is a classic of sailing literature, acclaimed as an unequalled masterpiece of vital yet disciplined prose. It will be welcomed by admirers of his legendary achievement.
'It is a timeless work that can be read again and again, and a story that totally absorbs the reader with it's enormity and honest endeavour' RNSA Journal
'Slocum's prose is a model of its kind: honest, vivid, salty, and at times, lyrical' Traditional Boats and Tall Ships
'One of the all-time classic sailing narratives' Classic Boat
"There is so much to this book that it is not surprising that it is has been continually in print since 1889..this book has literary merit, thoughtful and beautifully written and packed with incident."—Nautical Magazine
"An inspiration to many would-be adventurers."—Lloyd's List
Joshua Slocum's epic solo voyage around the world in 1895 in the 37 foot sloop Spray stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time. This work offers Slocum's account of his epic voyage. It is intended for admirers of his legendary achievement.
Reissue of this classic of sailing literature recounting the author's epic single-handed voyage around the world which began in 1895.
Slocum's solo voyage around the world stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time.
About the Author
Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone. Born April 20th 1844, he first went to sea in 1860. He sailed from Boston on April 24th, 1895, and by the time he dropped anchor in Rhode Island over three years later he had circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000 miles entirely by sail and entirely alone. He was lost at sea November 1909.