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Saturday, March 4, 2017

First Person To Sail Around The World Alone

Joshua Slocum lived the hard life of a seaman, but it was not until after he retired he made a greatest voyage. On April 24, 1895, at the age 51, Slocum set forth to sail the world alone. He navigated without chronometer, instead relying on dead reckoning, a less reliable method. He returned on June 27, 1898, after logging some 46,000 miles, encountering obstacles such as pirates and deadly storms. Later, he wrote a book entitling aptly sailing alone around the world describing the adventure. He died lost at sea, never having learned how to swim. **--
Another person Wiley Post made first solo flight around the world. He was a famous aviator in 1930's who broke many early records. One of his most famous is a trip around the world in 7 days, 18 hours and 49 minutes. He flew in a monoplane called Winnie Mae with an autopilot and compass. In spite of mechanical trouble, he was able to beat his earlier record with a co-pilot by 10 hours.

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