A Man for All Oceans: Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World

Author: Stan Grayson
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
ISBN: 0884485501
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The product of years of research, A Man for All Oceans is the most comprehensive biography of Slocum ever published, and the first written by a small-boat sailor. Author/historian Grayson uncovered previously unknown original source materials to shed new light on one of history’s greatest sailors while answering questions that have been asked ever since the publication of Sailing Alone. In June 1898, three years and two months after departing Boston in his aged oyster sloop Spray, Captain Joshua Slocum made land fall in New England and became the first person ever to sail alone around the world. The voyage capped a lifetime of adventure for the indomitable Slocum, who had advanced from seaman to captain during the challenging final years of commercial sail, surviving hurricanes, mutinies, shipwreck, and the death at sea of his beloved first wife, Virginia. Sailing Alone Around the World, Slocum’s book about his circumnavigation, is a seafaring classic, unmatched for adventure and literary verve, and has never been out of print since its publication in 1900. Yet despite several biographies over the decades, Slocum the man has remained unknowable to his legions of admirers, the facts of his life and career as elusive as a ship on a fogbound sea. Here is the real story of Slocum’s Nova Scotia childhood, his seafaring career, and how he became an American citizen. Grayson gives ample evidence of Slocum’s uncanny genius as a navigator while also noting the occasional role that good luck played in his voyages, including his odyssey from Brazil to the United States in the self-designed and built 35-foot Liberdade. And Grayson brings a sailor’s perspective to Slocum’s solo circumnavigation and mysterious disappearance at sea. A fascinating appendix compares Sailing Alone Around the World with Thoreau’s Walden and shows that Slocum’s simple lifestyle and self-sufficiency prefigured today’s emphases on the environment and living responsibly. Previously unpublished photographs bring Slocum’s world to life, and detailed maps trace the adventures of a sailor who knew the world like the back of his hand. This biography reads like an adventure narrative and will serve as the standard work on Joshua Slocum for years to come.

A Genius at His Trade

Author: Stan Grayson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780884485988
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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The life and work of the 20th century's most versatile yacht designer. Big duotone volume, as beautiful as the boats it presents. Classic marine photography from the collections of Morris Rosenfeld, Norman Fortier, and Beken of Cowes. First time in paperback.

Sailing Around the World

A Family Retraces Joshua Slocum's Voyage
Author: Guy Bernardin
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091489
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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French writer and sailor Guy Bernardin has completed in the OSTAR and the BOC Challenge races.

Capt. Joshua Slocum

The Life and Voyages of America's Best Known Sailor
Author: Victor Slocum
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780924486524
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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Victor Slocum is the son of Captain Joshua Slocum.

Voyage of the Liberdade

Author: Joshua Slocum
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3941842854
Page: 96
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Captain Joshua Slocum was the first to sail around the world alone without any stopover- The Voyage with Liberdade was a sensation when first published in 1890. Still one of the best books about bluewater sailing.

The Godforsaken Sea

Author: Derek Lundy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448114853
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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'One of the best books ever written about sailing' Time 27,000 miles, three and a half to five months alone at sea, chilling casualty rates, the unrelenting strain of handling 60-foot boats day and night, the absolute certainty of weather and waves that could destroy them. On 3 November 1996 sixteen sailors set out from the Bay of Biscay to embark on the Vendee Globe - a single-handed yacht race through the world's most treacherous and isolated seas. Of the sixteen starters only six completed the course, six others withdrew or were disqualified, three were plucked from sinking boats and one disappeared without trace. This is a book about the sea: how we are dawn to it and how it repels us and about why these men and women risk everything to embark on such a perilous journey. TWENTIETH ANNIVESARY EDITION, WITH A NEW FOREWORD FROM THE AUTHOR.

Ideas & Issues

Author: Ken Wilson
Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
ISBN: 9783125084452
Page: 128
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A Brief History of Circumnavigators

Author: Derek Wilson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472113292
Category: History
Page: 160
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"Going round the world" is an idea that has excited people ever since it was realized that the earth was a sphere. The appeal has something to do with encompassing all the known environment and exploring the unknown, not only on the surface of the planet but within the spirit of the explorer. The story of circumnavigation is thus a long saga of human adventure, travel and discovery. Beginning with the fateful day in 1521 when Ferdinand Magellan was speared to death on Mactan and Juan de Elcano took up the challenge of bringing his surviving companions home, the story continues through four centuries crammed with astonishing exploits by men and women of many nations. Some of the names that feature are well-known, others less so.

TINKERBELLE — The epic story of Robert Manry's transatlantic voyage

Author: Robert Manry
Publisher: The Robert Manry Project
ISBN: 1620955032
Page: 275
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There is no dream so large that it can't fit into a tiny boat.TINKERBELLE tells the real story about a man's boyhood dream and how he made his dream come true. This is ROBERT MANRY'S inspiring tale of how he became enchanted with the notion of sailing the high seas, and how, years later, he set sail on a voyage that has fascinated sailors, adventurers, and dreamers, ever since. It is the gripping story of his 13-foot sloop, Tinkerbelle-the smallest boat that had ever crossed the Atlantic nonstop.The son of missionary parents, Robert Manry was born 7,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayan Mountains and about as far away from the ocean as one could be in India. He was raised and schooled with his brother and sisters, in Landour, India, and it was there that a visiting German adventurer ignited his imagination with the idea of making an ocean voyage.Manry moved to the United States in 1937 to attend college, and after an interlude with the infantry in Europe, he received a degree in Political Science. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and married in 1950. He and his wife, Virginia, relocated to Cleveland when he joined the staff of the Plain Dealer as a copy editor. Robert settled into a prototypical American post-war life, in a modest suburban tract house east of Cleveland. He commuted between home in Willowick and his evening work shift, and by all appearances, was just a "regular American guy" - happily married, with one daughter, one son, a dog, a cat, a car-and a little boat.Manry weaves the tale of how his dream was born, and describes the reasons for his voyage, finding a boat, learning to sail her, planning, fitting out, and finally, the thrilling adventure itself.Told with warmth, modesty, and humor, this engrossing story has inspired countless voyages since its original publication in 1966-an adventure born of youthful zeal, nurtured by desire, tempered by trial and error, and at last, fulfilled.The author departed from Falmouth, Massachusetts on 1 June 1965, bound for Falmouth, England, some 3,200 miles across the North Atlantic. Among his extraordinary experiences, he was awakened one morning by a submarine; swept overboard by broaching waves; tormented by weird hallucinations; challenged by gear failure and loneliness; received a feast from a passing ship captain, and was tracked down in mid-ocean by an enterprising journalist who cleverly "scooped" the story of his voyage from Manry's own Plain Dealer colleagues. After 78 days, he made a joyous arrival in England, accompanied by an armada of small craft and thousands of cheering spectators. Begun as one man's secret goal, Tinkerbelle's voyage ended in a worldwide media frenzy that forever changed the lives of the story's main participants.Triumphant in every way, the book remains an enduring treatise on how to accomplish what others dismiss as impossible, if not downright crazy. One of the great songs of the sea, Robert Manry's tale has the alluring effect of happily persuading readers that they too could sail a small boat across the wide blue seas. More than that, TINKERBELLE provides a merry, make-it-happen road map of how anyone can achieve his or her dream's desire.This extended e-book edition includes the original text-plus a gallery of restored photographs, the logbook of Tinkerbelle's voyage, an afterword, a new portrait of Robert by his son, and a link to dozens of Robert Manry's previously unpublished photographs.

Sailing Alone Around the World

Author: Joshua Slocum,Applewood Books (CRT)
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1557099170
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 316
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In 1895, at the age of 51, Captain Joshua Slocum left Boston on his sloop Spray. Three years later, after sailing single-handed 46,000 miles around the world, Slocum returned to Newport, Rhode Island. Through this, he was revered by sailors and adventurers around the world. The story of this journey is a classic tale of achievement in the face of overwhelming odds. ""'Walden' without the training wheels."" -Nathaniel Philbrick

Die sonderbare letzte Reise des Donald Crowhurst

Author: Ron Hall,Nicholas Tomalin
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492953239
Category: Travel
Page: 400
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Ein Klassiker über ein zeitlos spannendes Abenteurerschicksal Im Juli 1969 wird mitten im Atlantik eine Jacht entdeckt – die Segel sind gesetzt, aber der Trimaran ist leer. Nur die Log- und Tagebücher befinden sich noch an Bord und offenbaren ein dunkles Geheimnis. Ihr Verfasser Donald Crowhurst war acht Monate zuvor aufgebrochen, um im Wettstreit mit namhaften Seglern wie Robin Knox-Johnston und Bernard Moitessier als schnellster Solosegler nonstop die Welt zu umrunden. Was damals kaum jemand wusste: Crowhurst verfügte weder über Hochseeerfahrung noch über ein seetaugliches Boot. Doch warum war der Unternehmer und Familienvater dennoch bei dem Rennen, das die Sunday Times mit einem Preisgeld von 5000 Pfund ausgelost hatte, angetreten? Und was ist an Bord geschehen, dass er für immer verschollen blieb? Einfühlsam arbeiten die Autoren anhand der letzten Aufzeichnungen die Vorgeschichte und sonderbaren Abläufe auf See auf. Sie berichten von menschlichem Streben und Versagen. Erzählen eine Geschichte über Heldentum, in der kein Held vorkommt. Und zeichnen das Porträt eines bemerkenswerten Mannes, der am Ende keinen Ausweg mehr sah. »Crowhursts Geschichte ist dramatischer als alle anderen, geheimnisvoller und dunkler als ›All is lost‹.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Magazin »Eine der außergewöhnlichsten Seefahrtgeschichten, die je veröffnetlicht wurde.« The Washington Post »Ein Meisterstück.« The New Yorker »Eines der packendsten Lesestücke über das Segeln überhaupt.« FAZ

Segeln für Dummies

Author: J. J. Isler,Peter Isler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527709495
Category: Sailing
Page: 404
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Surfen und Segeln gehoren zu den schonsten Vergnugen im Urlaub am Meer. Wieso also nicht teilhaben am Wasserspa und selber einmal im Boot uber die Wogen flitzen? Bleiben Sie kein Suwassermatrose und lernen Sie, dass aufschieen, wenden und halsen keine mittelalterlichen Foltermethoden sind! Das Autoren- und Ehepaar JJ. und Peter Isler erklart Ihnen humorvoll und kompetent die wichtigen Grundbegriffe des Segelns, zeigt Ihnen die verschiedenen Techniken sich vom Wind treiben zu lassen und gibt Ihnen viele Tipps und Tricks rund um's Boot. Also rein in den Sudwester und lassen Sie sich den Wind um die Nase wehen! Sie erfahren: * Wie die einzelnen Schiffstypen heien und weshalb es sie gibt * Was die ganzen seltsamen Segelbegriffe eigentlich bedeuten * Wo Luv und wo Lee liegt * Wie Sie Sicherheit an Bord herstellen * Was Sie uber Wetter und Navigation wissen mussen * Tipps zum Kauf und Chartern von Segelbooten * Wie die Regatta-Regeln aussehen * Welche Seemannsknoten es gibt und wie sie geknupft werden

The sailing encyclopedia

Author: Michael W. Richey,Donald M. Street
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Our Continuing Frontier : Newspaper Articles for the Fifth Course by Newspaper
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Marine biology
Page: 51
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Im Reich der Inseln

Meine Suche nach unentdeckten Arten und andere Abenteuer im Südpazifik
Author: Tim Flannery
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104025150
Category: Science
Page: 272
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Indiana Jones meets Charles Darwin Kämpfe mit Schlangen, Geisterbeschwörungen, kulinarische Herausforderungen und unbekannte Tierarten – der große Forscher und Umweltaktivist Tim Flannery blickt zurück und erzählt sehr persönlich von seinen abenteuerlichen Reisen, die er als junger Wissenschaftler zu den pazifischen Inseln unternommen hat: von den Menschen der Trobriand Inseln, faszinierenden Landschaften sowie von lokalen Sitten und Bräuchen. Eine spannende, amüsante und überraschende Reise durch eines der facettenreichsten und spektakulärsten Gebiete der Erde. »Tim Flannery spielt in einer Liga mit den ganz großen Forschern wie Dr. David Livingstone.« Sir David Attenborough »Ein unwiderstehlicher Autor« Jared Diamond

The Rudder

Author: Thomas Fleming Day
Publisher: N.A
Category: Yachting
Page: N.A
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Recreational Vehicles and Travel

A Resource Guide
Author: Bernard Mergen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
Page: 221
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Here is the first reference guide to the major sources for the study of recreational vehicles, boats, and aircraft in the context of American history and popular culture. It provides brief histories of the various types of vehicles and bibliographic essays on published and unpublished sources for further study. Reference works, histories, fiction, and specialized journals relating to the topic of recreational travel are described and analyzed. Appendixes list numerous museums, trade associations, and specialized organizations concerned with leisure travel, as well as films and video tapes.