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    DescriptionJoshua Slocum (1844-1909) was a Canadian-born American seaman and adventurer, a noted writer, and the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. When shipwrecked with his 140 foot 3 masted barque Aquidneck on his way to Montevideo in 1887, he sold the wreckage, paid off his crew and built the Liberdade, an unusual 35-foot (11 m) junk-rigged boat in which he and his family sailed home to Washington, DC. In 1894 he published Voyage of the Liberdade describing this adventure. In Fairhaven, Massachusetts, he rebuilt the 36' 9" (11.2 m) sloop-rigged fishing boat named Spray. In 1895, he set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. More than three years later, in 1898, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, having circumnavigated the world, a distance of more than 46,000 miles (74,000 km). In 1900 he told the story of his adventure in Sailing Alone Around the World. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray, originally sloop-rigged, but re-rigged as a yawl in the midst of his circumnavigation, while Slocum was traversing the Strait of Magellan.

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    Voyage of the Liberdade (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Captain Joshua Slocum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 108
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 168 g
    ISBN 13: 9781409950851
    ISBN 10: 1409950859

    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23190
    BISAC V2.8: TRV000000
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Dodo Press
    Imprint name
    Dodo Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2008
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