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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is a reprint of Captain Joshua Slocum's classic work.PARTIAL CONTENTSA blue-nose ancestry with Yankee proclivities-Youthful fondness for the sea-Master of the ship Northern Light-Loss of the Aquidneck-Return home from Brazil in the canoe Liberdade-The gift of a "ship"-The rebuilding of the Spray-Conundrums in regard to finance and calking-The launching of the Spray.Failure as a fisherman-A voyage around the world projected-From Boston to Gloucester-Fitting out for the ocean voyage-Half of a dory for a ship's boat-The run from Gloucester to Nova Scotia-A shaking up in home waters-Among old friends.Good-by to the American coast-Off Sable Island in a fog-In the open sea-The man in the moon takes an interest in the voyage-The first fit of loneliness-The Spray encounters La Vaguisa-A bottle of wine from the Spaniard-A bout of words with the captain of the Java-The steamship Olympia spoken-Arrival at the Azores.Sailing from Gibraltar with the assistance of her Majesty's tug-The Spray's course changed from the Suez Canal to Cape Horn-Chased by a Moorish pirate-A comparison with Columbus-The Canary Islands-The Cape Verde Islands-Sea life-Arrival at Pernambuco-A bill against the Brazilian government-Preparing for the stormy weather of the cape.Seventy-two days without a port-Whales and birds-A peep into the Spray's galley-Flying-fish for breakfast-A welcome at Apia-A visit from Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson-At Vailima-Samoan hospitality-Arrested for fast riding-An amusing merry-go-round-Teachers and pupils of Papauta College-At the mercy of sea-nymphs.Samoan royalty-King Malietoa-Good-by to friends at Vailima-Leaving Fiji to the south-Arrival at Newcastle, Australia-The yachts of Sydney-A ducking on the Spray-Commodore Foy presents the sloop with a new suit of sails-On to Melbourne-A shark that proved to be valuable-A change of course-The "Rain of Blood"-In Tasmania.A testimonial from a lady-Cruising round Tasmania-The skipper delivers his first lecture on the voyage-Abundant provisions-An inspection of the Spray for safety at Devonport-Again at Sydney-Northward bound for Torres Strait-An amateur shipwreck-Friends on the Australian coast-Perils of a coral sea.Arrival at Port Denison, Queensland-A lecture-Reminiscences of Captain Cook-Lecturing for charity at Cooktown-A happy escape from a coral reef-Home Island, Sunday Island, Bird Island-An American pearl-fisherman-Jubilee at Thursday Island-A new ensign for the Spray-Booby Island-Across the Indian Ocean-Christmas Island.A call for careful navigation-Three hours' steering in twenty-three days-Arrival at the Keeling Cocos Islands-A curious chapter of social history-A welcome from the children of the islands-Cleaning and painting the Spray on the beach-A Mohammedan blessing for a pot of jam-Keeling as a paradise-A risky adventure in a small boat-Away to Rodriguez-Taken for Antichrist-The governor calms the fears of the people-A lecture-A convent in the hills.A clean bill of health at Mauritius-Sailing the voyage over again in the opera-house-A newly discovered plant named in honor of the Spray's skipper-A party of young ladies out for a sail-A bivouac on deck-A warm reception at Durban-A friendly cross-examination by Henry M. Stanley-Three wise Boers seek proof of the flatness of the earth-Leaving South Africa.Bounding the "Cape of Storms" in olden time-A rough Christmas-The Spray ties up for a three months' rest at Cape Town-A railway trip to the Transvaal-President Krger's odd definition of the Spray's voyage-His terse sayings-Distinguished guests on the Spray-Cocoanut fiber as a padlock-Courtesies from the admiral of the Queen's navy-Off for St. Helena-Land in sight.Clearing for home-In the calm belt-A sea covered with sargasso-The jibstay parts in a gale-Welcomed by a tornado off Fire Island-A change of plan-Arrival at Newport-End of a cruise of over forty-six thousand miles-The Spray again at Fairhaven. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: This is a reprint of Captain Joshua Slocum's classic work. PARTIAL CONTENTS A blue-nose ancestry with Yankee proclivities?Youthful fondness for the sea?Master of the ship Northern Light?Loss of the Aquidneck?Return home from Brazil in the canoe Liberdade?The gift of a "ship"?The rebuilding of the Spray?Conundrums in regard to finance and calking?The launching of the Spray. Failure as a fisherman?A voyage around the world projected?From Boston to Gloucester?Fitting out for the ocean voyage?Half of a dory for a ship's boat?The run from Gloucester to Nova Scotia?A shaking up in home waters?Among old friends. Good-by to the American coast?Off Sable Island in a fog?In the open sea?The man in the moon takes an interest in the voyage?The first fit of loneliness?The Spray encounters La Vaguisa?A bottle of wine from the Spaniard?A bout of words with the captain of the Java?The steamship Olympia spoken?Arrival at the Azores. Sailing from Gibraltar with the assistance of her Majesty's tug?The Spray's course changed from the Suez Canal to Cape Horn?Chased by a Moorish pirate?A comparison with Columbus?The Canary Islands?The Cape Verde Islands?Sea life?Arrival at Pernambuco?A bill against the Brazilian government?Preparing for the stormy weather of the cape. Seventy-two days without a port?Whales and birds?A peep into the Spray's galley?Flying-fish for breakfast?A welcome at Apia?A visit from Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson?At Vailima?Samoan hospitality?Arrested for fast riding?An amusing merry-go-round?Teachers and pupils of Papauta College?At the mercy of sea-nymphs. Samoan royalty?King Malietoa?Good-by to friends at Vailima?Leaving Fiji to the south?Arrival at Newcastle, Australia?The yachts of Sydney?A ducking on the Spray?Commodore Foy presents the sloop with a new suit of sails?On to Melbourne?A shark that proved to be valuable?A change of course-The "Rain of Blood"?In Tasmania. A testimonial from a lady?Cruising round Tasmania?The skipper delivers his first lecture on the voyage?Abundant provisions?An inspection of the Spray for safety at Devonport?Again at Sydney?Northward bound for Torres Strait?An amateur shipwreck?Friends on the Australian coast?Perils of a coral sea. Arrival at Port Denison, Queensland?A lecture?Reminiscences of Captain Cook?Lecturing for charity at Cooktown?A happy escape from a coral reef?Home Island, Sunday Island, Bird Island?An American pearl-fisherman?Jubilee at Thursday Island?A new ensign for the Spray?Booby Island?Across the Indian Ocean?Christmas Island. A call for careful navigation?Three hours' steering in twenty-three days?Arrival at the Keeling Cocos Islands?A curious chapter of social history?A welcome from the children of the islands?Cleaning and painting the Spray on the beach?A Mohammedan blessing for a pot of jam?Keeling as a paradise?A risky adventure in a small boat?Away to Rodriguez?Taken for Antichrist?The governor calms the fears of the people?A lecture?A convent in the hills. A clean bill of health at Mauritius?Sailing the voyage over again in the opera-house?A newly discovered plant named in honor of the Spray's skipper?A party of young ladies out for a sail?A bivouac on deck?A warm reception at Durban?A friendly cross-examination by Henry M. Stanley?Three wise Boers seek proof of the flatness of the earth?Leaving South Africa. Bounding the "Cape of Storms" in olden time?A rough Christmas?The Spray ties up for a three months' rest at Cape Town?A railway trip to the Transvaal?President Krüger's odd definition of the Spray's voyage?His terse sayings?Distinguished guests on the Spray?Cocoanut fiber as a padlock?Courtesies from the admiral of the Queen's navy?Off for St. Helena?Land in sight. Clearing for home?In the calm belt?A sea covered with sargasso?The jibstay parts in a gale?Welcomed by a tornado off Fire Island?A change of plan?Arrival at Newport?End of a cruise of over forty-six thousand miles?The Spray again at Fairhaven.

Über den Autor: Joshua Slocum (1844?1909) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Canadian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he told the story of this in Sailing Alone Around the World. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray. In Fairhaven, Massachusetts, he rebuilt the gaff rigged sloop oyster boat named Spray. On April 24, 1895, he set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. After an extended visit to his boyhood home at Brier Island and visiting old haunts on the coast of Nova Scotia, Slocum took his departure from North America at Sambro Island Lighthouse near Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 3, 1895. Slocum navigated without a chronometer, instead relying on the traditional method of dead reckoning for longitude, which required only a cheap tin clock for approximate time, and noon-sun sights for latitude. On one long passage in the Pacific, Slocum also famously shot a lunar distance observation, decades after these observations had ceased to be commonly employed, which allowed him to check his longitude independently. However, Slocum's primary method for finding longitude was still dead reckoning; he made only one lunar observation during the entire circumnavigation. Slocum normally sailed the Spray without touching the helm. Due to the length of the sail plan relative to the hull, and the long keel, the Spray was capable of self-steering (unlike faster modern craft), and balanced stably on any course relative to the wind by adjusting or reefing the sails and by lashing the helm fast. He sailed 2,000 miles (3,200 km) west across the Pacific without once touching the helm. More than three years later, on June 27, 1898, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, having circumnavigated the world, a distance of more than 46,000 miles (74,000 km). Slocum's return went almost unnoticed. The Spanish-American War which had begun two months earlier dominated the headlines. After the end of major hostilities, many American newspapers published articles describing Slocum's amazing adventure. In 1899 he published his account of the epic voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World, first serialized in The Century Magazine and then in several book-length editions.

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