Solo Sailing Journey Around-the-World

Captain Joshua Slocum, a Canadian Mariner, sailed Around-the-World on The Spray, a restored fishing sloop in 1895. The trip cost a total of $554 USD, distance covered was 74,000 km (46,000 miles) in just over 3 years.

The journey started in Boston, MA, USA, on April 24, 1895, traveling along to Nova Scotia, The Azores, Gibraltar, South America, Samoa, Australia, South Africa and the West Indies, finally landing in a Harbour at Fairhaven, MA, USA, on July 3rd, 1898.

Sadly in 1909, Captain Slocum and his ship The Spray, were lost at sea on his final journey from New England to Grand Cayman, Bahamas.

For More Information:

Date:
      April 24th 1895 –
      July 3rd 1898
Name(s):
      Joshua Slocum
Occupation:
      Captain
Location:
      Start: Boston, MA, USA
      Nova Scotia, Canada
      The Azores
      Gibraltar
      South America
      Samoa
      Australia
      South Africa
      The West Indies
      End: Fairhaven, MA, USA
Ship name:
      The Spray
Ship type:
      Restored Fishing Sloop circa 1800
Dimensions:
      36f 9″ length, 14f 2″ width, 4f 2″ depth

Joshua Slocum


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