Sailing Alone Around the World (Nimbus)

Captain Joshua Slocum

Biography

Born in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, in 1844 to a lighthouse keeper’s daughter and jack-of-all-trades, Joshua Slocum was raised with the sea. To escape the burder of his father’s failing business and mother’s death, Slocum left home at age sixteen as an ordinary seaman on a merchant ship. But his life at sea was to be anything but ordinary.