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In 1895, Joshua Slocum set sail from Boston. Three years later, he returned, making the first solo circumnavigation of the globe.
classic travel book, the author sails solo around the world in 1895 for three years..

Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum (1900) At loose ends and in your 50s, what better way to pass the time than to sail alone around the world? The journey took three years and covered 46,000 miles (74,000 kilometer); Slocum was chased by pirates, survived major storms, suffered hallucinations. But he made it. He was the first to do it alone. Then he wrote this marvelous, salty book. In 1909, he put to sea again. This time, he disappeared.

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