Joshua Slocum

19th-century Canadian-American seaman; first to circumnavigate the world solo / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844[1] – on or shortly after November 14, 1909) was the first person 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.

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Joshua Slocum
From The Century Magazine, Sept. 1899
Joshua Slocomb

(1844-02-20)February 20, 1844
DisappearedNovember 14, 1909(1909-11-14) (aged 65)
At sea
NationalityCanadian (by birth, Nova Scotia – 1869)
naturalized US citizen
Known forFirst solo circumnavigation of the world (18951898)
Spouse(s)Virginia Albertina Walker (m. 1871–1884), Henrietta Slocum (m. 1886–1909)
ChildrenVictor Slocum Benjamin Slocum Jessie Slocum James Slocum
ParentJohn Slocomb Sarah Southern
RelativesHenrietta Slocum

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