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Joshua Slocum
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From The Century Magazine, Sept. 1899
Born
(1844-02-20)February 20, 1844

Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia
Died November 14, 1909(1909-11-14) (aged 65)
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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