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Sailing Alone Around the World


by
Joshua Slocum

 

"I had resolved on a voyage around the world, and as the wind on the morning of April 24,1895, was fair, at noon I weighed anchor, set sail, and filled away from Boston, where the Spray had been moored snugly all winter. I felt that there could be no turning back, and that I was engaging in an adventure the meaning of which I thoroughly understood. I had taken little advice from any one, for I had a right to my own opinions in matters pertaining to the sea. "

Published in 1900


A Nova Scotian rebuilds an old oyster boat and sails around the world in the seminal work for singlehanded sailors.


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