Captain Joshua Slocum is credited with making the first single-handed voyage around
the world, departing from Boston in April, 1895 and arriving in Newport in June, 1898
after a journey of some forty-six thousand miles.
The animation presented here is organised by the chapters of Slocum's book and within that
into the significant passages that made up his voyage.
To view the voyage:
- Click on the 'Voyage' tab.
- Click on a chapter.
- Click on the passage that interests you.
While the presentation is playing, you can use the Play controls to pause, play
backwards or forwards, or exit.
After you select a leg of the voyage, the text for that part of Slocum's book is available
by clicking on the 'Text' tab.
This presentation of Captain Joshua Slocum's first solo voyage around the world, comprising
the Google Earth animation and audio accompaniment, was developed by Colin Hazlehurst.
You can contact him with your observations, questions, and suggestions at
this email address.
The introductory music is the opening fanfare from Richard Strauss's tone poem
Also Sprach Zarathustra and is extracted from a performance in which
Barbara Schubert conducts
the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The music is available
Creative Commons Licence, and permission was granted by
to create this derivative work. Thank you.
The 3D model of the Spray was created by Mike Halls of