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Books (and more) about Joshua Slocum

by Myra Lopes

VIDEO

JOSHUA SLOCUM: NEW WORLD COLUMBUS
A FILM BY PETER ROWE
This one-hour film documents and recreates the true essence of Captain Joshua Slocum, the first person to sail alone around the world. Slocum, a naturalized American who was born in Nova Scotia completed his historic circumnavigation in his wooden sloop that he rebuilt from an abandoned derelict sailboat propped up in a field in Fairhaven, MA, U.S.A. The film captures the events of Slocum's life that led to his historic circumnavigation in 1895-1898. The documentary was filmed in New England, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, St. Martin, the Azores and Patagonia. It tells the story of Slocum's life from birth in Nova Scotia, running away to sea as a teenager, through to his success as a celebrated American sea captain, to the end of the age of sail, and his life-changing transformation into a single-handed sailor and writer. Fairhaven's Myra Lopes is interviewed in this film, shown on the Canadian History Channel.
2001 VHS (NTSC) $20.00

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Captain Joshua Slocum: A Centennial Tribute
Captain Slocum was the first person to sail alone around the world in his boat Spray.

This book is a simplified version of the Captain's autobiography of his voyage. All nautical terms have been defined. A larger print was used making it easier to read.
Reading level: All ages. 1994 Hardcover $33.00

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CAPTAIN SLOCUM'S LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER THE SPRAY
The latest addition to the Slocum story. 1997 Softcover $9.95

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