April 24,1895 - Canadian, Joshua Slocum left Boston, Mass, on 24 Apr 1895, and after a voyage exceeding 46,000 miles, reached Newport, RI, on 27 June 1898. Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is an eloquent account of this voyage, and remains a classic in seafaring literature.
"To young men contemplating a voyage, I would say go."
(1) 'Good Evening Sir', Joshua Slocum and Spray, July 5, 1895 by Paul Garnett
(2) Slocum and Spray by Charles Henry Gifford1889 - Creative Commons
Literature: Sailing Alone Around The World
Video: The Canadians: Joshua Slocum - Historica Canada - 47:48
Joshua Slocum Begins Solo Sail Around the World
April 24, 1895