Sailing Alone Around the World

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Naval Institute Press, 1985 - Sailing, Single-handed - 234 pages
The most detailed and celebrated autobiographical account of a solo circumnavigation of the globe in the age of sail. Slocum, a naturalized American, designed, built, provisioned, and skippered his small sloop, the Spray, around the world in 1895-1898. The book chronicles every facet of the voyage from technical specifics of the ship and supplies to lively accounts of the people and places Slocum visited along his 46,000-mile journey. Sailing Alone was, in its own time, a very popular book, and it remains so today, having been reprinted many times throughout the 20th century. However, this is the first high-quality facsimile reproduction to date, faithfully reproducing the original text, art, and striking cover of the rare first edition.

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User Review  - hmskip - LibraryThing

Simply written, but great literature. Captain Slocum simply went around the world in a one-man ship, 19 feet long, and kept me thoroughly entertained with the story of it. Read full review

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The actual experiences during cruise around the world in the Spray with a crew of one, 1895-98. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I
13
CHAPTER II
21
CHAPTER III
30
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