A Man for All Oceans:

Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World

By Stan Grayson

Joshua Slocum Bookcover

Captain Joshua Slocum (1844– 909) was the first person to sail alone around the world. More than a century ago in Fairhaven, Mass., he rebuilt an old sloop called the Spray and it was on that vessel that he made history. 

Author Stan Grayson has been researching Slocum’s life for years and has uncovered primary sources that have yielded information to fill significant gaps in our understanding of Slocum’s life and voyages. Grayson also authored A Genius at His Trade: C. Raymond Hunt and His Remarkable Boats in 2015.

The Whaling Museum and Tilbury House Books partnered to publish A Man for All Oceans. Learn more about Joshua Slocum.


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Last modified: July 27, 2017