Wednesday, April 23, 2014

To Circumnavigate the Globe -- April 23, 2014

Captain Joshua Slocum sailed around the world alone in 1895-1898 in the sloop Spray.  This was the first solo circumnavigation. Slocum and the Spray disappeared in 1909 on another solo voyage.  Captain Adolph Freitsch attempted a solo circumnavigation in a smaller sloop in 1899.  Freitsch gave up when he reaches Honolulu. 

From the 02-April-1899 San Francisco Call. William A Coulter did many maritime drawings for the newspaper. Click on the image for a larger view. 

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