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Summer Reading List! Sailing Alone Around The World

In 1895, a man named Joshua Slocum decided to be the first man to ever sail around the world alone. Slocum was 51 years old. His formal education ended in 3rd grade, and he didn’t even know how to swim. His ship was a rotting shell of an oyster boat named The Spray. He left Massachusetts with almost no money ... Read More »