1 edition of Around the World in the Sloop Spray found in the catalog.
Source title: Around the World in the Sloop Spray: A Geographical Reader Describing Captain Slocums Voyage Alone Around the World
|Statement||Franklin Classics Trade Press|
|Publishers||Franklin Classics Trade Press|
|LC Classifications||Nov 10, 2018|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 75 p. :|
|Number of Pages||47|
nodata File Size: 7MB.
Geoffrey Wolff, The Hard Way Around: The Passages of Joshua Slocum, p 8: spelling of family name given as "Slocombe". By the afternoon of 15 December, the Destroyer was to the southwest ofheading for Martinique, and still weathering storms. I am not a sailor and much as I love and respect the sea, I usually get sea-sick. A literate and absorbing yarn published in 1900 and still in print. Rating: 4 out of 5. By the morning of the 16th the storm had abated, allowing the Destroyer to anchor to the south of Puerto Rico.
Three minutes later the same wave overtook the Spray and shook her in every timber. The Spray sailed back up Australia's east coast and west across the north coast into the Arafura Sea.
Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Colin Hazlehurst and netkingcol with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. " References: Slochum, Joshua, Sailing Alone Around the World originally published 1900, republished 1954.
It seemed to mostly be a story of hopping from port to port and meeting with the local dignitaries in each one. He began depredations by eating my chart of the West Indies, in the cabin, one day, while I was about my work for'ard, thinking that the critter was securely tied on deck by the pumps. Slocum intended to sail eastward around the world, using thebut when he got near he realized that sailing through the southern Mediterranean would be too dangerous for a lone sailor because of the piracy that still went on there at that time.
The shark on the deck of the SPRAY. It already was a rotting derelict, beached in a field, when Slocum took it on as a restoration project in 1892.
I did not envy him at all when wild seas broke over him, and he spent exhausting nights reefing sails and untangling rigging. I came away with a deeper understanding of the love of the sailor for his boat and the symbiotic relationship they have, which I'm guessing explains why ships of all sorts are referred to as "she" and not "it.
Growing up in a seafaring Naval family I was able to sail from age eight. In Alaska, the Washington was when she dragged her anchor during a gale, ran ashore, and broke up. Slocum hauled the Spray up the Erie Canal to Buffalo, New York for the in the summer of 1901, and he was well compensated for participating in the fair. Captain Joshua Slocum - The Adventures of America's Best Known Sailor, Sheridan house, 1950• He intends to go to London before long. Around the World in the Sloop Spray well-documented adventure included close calls with storms, pirates, illness and other hazards, many of which might have taken his life.
" This is the type of book that reaches out to you. " Upon coming across an uncharted island, Slocum promptly named it after a In a word, this book is delightful.
The Spray was capable of self-steering because of its long keel and the length of the sail plan.
He was never seen again.
On steep, rocky Ascension Island he learns from a Canadian and wife living near the top, "One cow would sometimes hook another over a preipice to destruction, then go on feeding unconcernedly" 260.