Peter Rowe presented his video on Joshua Slocum, "Sailing Alone Around the World". The video also provides context on Slocum's early life and sailing career, as well as the sailing he did after his circumnavigation.
It was also interesting to see the spin-offs of Slocum's legendary ship the "Spray", a ship that has had many replicas built. And why not? The Spray achieved what no ship had previously ever done.
Slocum's best-known book, "Sailing Alone Around the World", and his lesser-known book "The Voyage of the Liberdade" can be downloaded from Project Gutenberg for viewing on e-book readers or computers (or printing, though they are also sold in book versions).
Biography: Peter Rowe
Peter is a prolific producer of marine-themed films. His feature films on the water include “Treasure Island”, with Jack Palance, “Lost!”, and “Horse Latitudes”, the story of round-the-world sailor Donald Crowhurst, starring Gordon Pinsent. Peter’s TV series includes “Exploring Under Sail”, “Black Harbour”, and “Angry Planet”. He has made documentaries on Sir Samuel Cunard, on the sinking of the War of 1812 warships “Hamilton” and “Scourge”, and the single-handed Canadian sailor, Joshua Slocum.
Peter is also a long-time sailor, and a member of the Explorers Club and the Mimico Cruising Club. He worked in the 80s as a skipper of a Bahamas charter boat, sailed a Mirage 35, “Blade Runner” for many years in California, Mexico, up the US east coast, and here on Lake Ontario. He now sails a trailerable boat, “Starship”, that he uses to explore Georgian Bay and elsewhere.
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