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From The Century Magazine, Sept. 1899
February 20, 1844
Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia
|Died||November 14, 1909
Lost at sea
|Nationality||Canadian (birth, Nova Scotia – 1869), dual citizenship, naturalized U.S.A. (died at sea)|
|Known for||First solo circumnavigation of the world (1895–1898)|
Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 – on or shortly after November 14, 1909) was the first person to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian-born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey, Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. He disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.
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Slocum's childhood school, now the Mount Hanley Schoolhouse Museum
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