Sailing Alone Around the World by Captain Joshua Slocum
In 1898 Joshua Slocum was first to sail alone around the world. A solo circumnavigation is not lightly undertaken. Slocum brought to his voyage a profound knowledge of the sea, acquired during a lifetime’s experience as a merchant captain. Sailing was in his blood. ‘snd so, ” he writes, “when times for freighters go bad , as at last they did, and I tried to quit the sea, what was there for an old sailor to do?” The answer is in the pages of this volume.