Sailing Alone Around the World

by Captain Joshua Slocum

In 1895 at the age of 51, Captain Joshua Slocum began a 3-year, 46,000 mile solo circumnavigation aboard his 37-foot sloop, Spray. The first man to ever successfully complete a solo circumnavigation, Slocum recounts the adventures he had along the way in this novel. His eloquent narrative is filled with vivid battles against man and nature and stands as one of the greatest sea stories of all time.

Sailors and non-sailors of any age will enjoy this gripping tale.

Read by Jerry Stearns, with commentary by the Good Old Boat editors. In addition, John Vigor talks about the impact of Joshua's circumnavigation and Ted Brewer evaluates the Spray from the naval architect's point of view.

Unabridged. Approximately 6.8 hours listening time. Download Zip file (SailingAlone.zip): about 122 megabytes.

Hear an audio sample of this book: 2:28 minutes, 1.2 /.MB.

While listening, you may enjoy the original illustrations published with this book in 1899: PDF format, 29 pages.


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