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:
- Joshua Slocum – Wikipedia
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.
- Sailing Alone Around the World – Wikipedia
Sailing Alone Around the World is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum in 1900 about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray.
- Captain Joshua Slocum the first man to sail around the world alone
Nova Scotia born, with family roots in New England, Captain Slocum commanded some of the finest tall ships that ever sailed the seas.
- Captain Joshua Slocum (1844-1909?) – Eldritch Press
Captain Joshua Slocum is North America’s best-known sailor. In 1998 was the 100th anniversary of his completion of the first recorded single-handed voyage around the world.
- Joshua Slocum – Sailing Alone Around the World – YouTube
- Spray (sailing vessel) – Wikipedia
The Spray was an 36-foot-9-inch (11.20 m) oyster sloop which Joshua Slocum rebuilt and single-handedly sailed around the world, the first voyage of its kind.
April 24th 1895 –
July 3rd 1898
Start: Boston, MA, USA
Nova Scotia, Canada
The West Indies
End: Fairhaven, MA, USA
Restored Fishing Sloop circa 1800
36f 9″ length, 14f 2″ width, 4f 2″ depth