"Joshua Slocum" was the first man to Sailing/sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised 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 Unexplained disappearances/disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray (sailing vessel)/Spray.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous explorers! More Joshua Slocum on Wikipedia.