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June 27, 1898 - Three years after, starting his solo, around the world voyage, in his 11.2m (36'9") boat the Spray.  Joshua Slocum  returned to Newport, Rhode Island. Having circumnavigated the world, a distance of more than 46,000 miles (74,000 km).

Joshua Slocum

"Was the crew well? Was I not? I had profited in many ways by the voyage. I had even gained flesh, and actually weighed a pound more than when I sailed from Boston."

Solcum Post Trail: June 24,1895 - Joshua Slocum Begins Solo Sail Around the World

Literature: Sailing Alone Around The World

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

**Photo Credit: “Good Evening Sir”, Joshua Slocum and Spray, July 5, 1895 - Courtesy J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Inc.