Two JOSHUA SLOCUM Adventures
Sailing Alone around the World, PLUS Voyage of The Lberdade
This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents, Footnotes, and Index
CONTENTS (abridged list)
SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD
A blue-nose ancestry with Yankee proclivities—Youthful fondness for the sea—Master of the ship Northern Light—Loss of the Aquidneck—Return home from Brazil in the canoe Liberdade—The gift of a "ship"—The rebuilding of the Spray—Conundrums in regard to finance and calking—The launching of the Spray.
Clearing for home—In the calm belt—A sea covered with sargasso—The jibstay parts in a gale—Welcomed by a tornado off Fire Island—A change of plan—Arrival at Newport—End of a cruise of over forty-six thousand miles—The Spray again at Fairhaven.
VOYAGE OF THE LIBERDADE
The ship—The crew—A hurricane—Cape Verde Islands—Frio—A pampeiro.
Ocean Currents—Visit to South Santee—At the Typee River—Quarantined—South Port and Wilmington, N.C.—Inland sailing to Beaufort, Norfolk and Washington, D.C.—Voyage ended.
DISPOSAL OF THE LIBERDADE
About the Author
"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."--Wikipedia