Moses Rogers

Moses Rodgers, who was born into slavery in Missouri, came to California in 1849. He became prominent during the Gold Rush as a successful mining engineer, making a lucrative career excavating gold in mines he owned in Hornitos in Mariposa County. Continue reading

The Savannah Steamboat Crossed The Atlantic Ocean

The Savannah Steamboat, a 350-ton wooden craft designed by an American, Daniel Dod of Elizabeth, NJ, USA, and Continue reading

Steamboat Phoenix Makes Ocean Voyage

The Phoenix steamboat made an ocean voyage on June 10, 1809, while under the command of Moses Roger Continue reading

Robin Knox-Johnston’s Solo Non-Stop Voyage Around the World

The British yachtsman, Robin Knox-Johnston started his solo voyage on April 22, 1969. Continue reading

Kayak’s Solo Crossing across the Gulf of Mexico

Arthur Hebert made the first solo crossing of the Gulf of Mexico in a 17-foot (5 metre) kayak. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

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. Continue reading