HISTORY: The first man to sail alone around the world was a Nova Scotian!


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Sailing Alone Around the World, Capt. Joshua Slocum

 

By Art MacKay in Nova Scotia

132 pages, published 7/25/2017

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.
 

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