Tag Archives: Joshua Slocum

Happy Birthday, Joshua Slocum

Joshua Slocum was born on February 20, 1844.  After a career at sea, he rebuilt a 36′ 9″ (11.2 m) gaff rigged oyster boat, which he named Spray.   Between 1895 and 1898, he sailed the Spray singlehanded around the world, … Continue reading

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eNotated Edition of Joshua Slocum’s Sailing Alone Around the World – A Review

I was recently sent  The eNotated Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum. Enotation is electronic annotation, where instead of footnotes or endnotes, there are embedded links in the text of an e-book. A book like Slocum’s which contains … Continue reading

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New Biography of Joshua Slocum by Geoffrey Wolff

The Boston Globe has an interesting interview with Geoffrey Wolff, who has written a new biography of Joshua Slocum, The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum. The book also got a rave review by Nathaniel Phibrick in the New York … Continue reading

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