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April 24,1895 - Canadian, Joshua Slocum left Boston, Mass, on 24 Apr 1895, and after a voyage exceeding 46,000 miles, reached Newport, RI, on 27 June 1898. Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is an eloquent account of this voyage, and remains a classic in seafaring literature.

Joshua Slocum

"To young men contemplating a voyage, I would say go."


(1) 'Good Evening Sir', Joshua Slocum and Spray, July 5, 1895 by Paul Garnett

(2) Slocum and Spray by Charles Henry Gifford1889 - Creative Commons

Literature: Sailing Alone Around The World

Video: The Canadians: Joshua Slocum - Historica Canada - 47:48