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Joshua Slocum (Feb 1844-Nov 1090) was the first man to sail alone around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and an noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.

Joshua Slocum (Feb 1844-Nov 1090) was the first man to sail alone around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and an noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.

Captain Joshua Slocum - This Day in History: Jun 27, 1898: First solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum

Captain Joshua Slocum - This Day in History: Jun 27, 1898: First solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum

Moitessier: A Sailing Legend by Jean-Michel Barrault, http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1574092049?ie=UTF8=A12I4XFZBQ60U4=all_books_maldon

Moitessier: A Sailing Legend by Jean-Michel Barrault, http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1574092049?ie=UTF8=A12I4XFZBQ60U4=all_books_maldon

My family-Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 – on or shortly after November 14, 1909) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.

My family-Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 – on or shortly after November 14, 1909) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.

This cutter-rigged ketch is Joshua.  She was named after Joshua Slocum by Bernard Moitessier.  She might have been the first boat to ever non-stop circumnavigate the Earth.  However, Bernard left the race, and continued sailing half-way around the world again, leaving that first race to Robin Knox-Johnston.

This cutter-rigged ketch is Joshua. She was named after Joshua Slocum by Bernard Moitessier. She might have been the first boat to ever non-stop circumnavigate the Earth. However, Bernard left the race, and continued sailing half-way around the world again, leaving that first race to Robin Knox-Johnston.

Sailing to the Reefs by Bernard Moitessier, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1574091204/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ApOYqb1VYC6GP

Sailing to the Reefs by Bernard Moitessier, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1574091204/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ApOYqb1VYC6GP

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