Archives for 2007

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 17

By Joshua Slocum A clean bill of health at Mauritius — Sailing the voyage over again in the opera-house — A newly discovered plant named in honor of the Spray's skipper — A party of young ladies out for a sail — A bivouac on deck — A warm … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 16

By Joshua Slocum A call for careful navigation — Three hours' steering in twenty-three days — Arrival at the Keeling Cocos Islands — A curious chapter of social history — A welcome from the children of the islands — Cleaning and painting the … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 15

By Joshua Slocum Arrival at Port Denison, Queensland — A lecture — Reminiscences of Captain Cook — Lecturing for charity at Cooktown — A happy escape from a coral reef — Home Island, Sunday Island, Bird Island — An American pearl-fisherman — … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 14

By Joshua Slocum A testimonial from a lady — Cruising round Tasmania — The skipper delivers his first lecture on the voyage — Abundant provisions-An inspection of the Spray for safety at Devonport — Again at Sydney — Northward bound for … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 13

By Joshua Slocum Samoan royalty — King Malietoa — Good-by to friends at Vailima — Leaving Fiji to the south — Arrival at Newcastle, Australia — The yachts of Sydney — A ducking on the Spray — Commodore Foy presents the sloop with a new suit of … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 12

By Joshua Slocum Seventy-two days without a port — Whales and birds — A peep into the Spray's galley — Flying-fish for breakfast — A welcome at Apia — A visit from Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson — At Vailima — Samoan hospitality — Arrested for … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 11

By Joshua Slocum The islanders at Juan Fernandez entertained with Yankee doughnuts — The beauties of Robinson Crusoe's realm — The mountain monument to Alexander Selkirk — Robinson Crusoe's cave — A stroll with the children of the island — … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 10

By Joshua Slocum Running to Port Angosto in a snow-storm — A defective sheetrope places the Spray in peril — The Spray as a target for a Fuegian arrow — The island of Alan Erric — Again in the open Pacific — The run to the island of Juan … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 9

By Joshua Slocum Repairing the Spray's sails — Savages and an obstreperous anchor-A spider-fight — An encounter with Black Pedro — A visit to the steamship Colombia, — On the defensive against a fleet of canoes — A record of voyages through the … [Read more...]

Sailing Alone Around the World – Chapter 8

By Joshua Slocum From Cape Pillar into the Pacific — Driven by a tempest toward Cape Horn — Captain Slocum's greatest sea adventure — Beaching the strait again by way of Cockburn Channel — Some savages find the carpet-tacks — Danger from … [Read more...]