Slocum, Joshua: Sailing Alone Around the World
Book Number: 62883
Alard Coles Nautical, London 1999. 1999 8vo softcover 294pp, b/w illus. very good. In the 1890s Captain Joshua Slocum, an ageing Massachussetts merchantman, was the first man to circumnavigate the globe single-handed. He did so in a 37-foot sailboat he had rebuilt from a derelict oyster sloop. He set down the story of his odyssey in this volume.