I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Slocum-Joshua2Joshua Slocum (February 20, 1844 – November 14, 1909) was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world, setting sail from Nova Scotia on June 27, 1898.

He was born in Nova Scotia and became a naturalized 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.