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Joshua SLOCUM

American Joshua SLOCUM

First man to sail single-handedly around the world

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Born: on February 20, 1844 in Mount Hanley, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: on November 14, 1909 in At Sea


Biography

Joshua Slocum was born on February 20, 1844 in Mount Hanley, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia (officially recorded as Wilmot Station), a community on the North Mountain within sight of the Bay of Fundy. The fifth of eleven children of John Slocombe and Sarah Jane Slocombe née Southern, Joshua descended, on his father's side, from a Quaker, known as "John the Exile" who left the United States shortly after 1780 because of his opposition to the American War for Independence. Part of the Loyalist migration to Nova Scotia, the Slocombes were granted 500 acres (2.0 km2) of farmland in Nova Scotia's Annapolis County.

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See Also :

- Category Sailor