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Old 10-05-2010, 20:11   #16
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I'm proud to live in New Jersey, the state Joshua Slocum was jailed in for exposing himself to a young girl... Actually, I'm not at all proud to live in New Jersey...

I want to see Gord prove THIS one wrong...
That wasn’t Joshua Slocum, it was another singlehander… "Peter File"...
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Old 10-05-2010, 20:15   #17
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That wasn’t Joshua Slocum, it was another singlehander… "Peter File"...
Good one!!! Probably more than one reason they're called "single handers"...

Awe, snap! Did I just go there? Yup!
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Old 10-05-2010, 20:52   #18
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g'Day All,

I too am an admirer of JS, and have read hs book several times over the years. Good stuff when taken with a grain of salt. For an interesting different view of the old man, I (years ago) read a biograpy of him written by his daughter, Jessie Slocum Joyce. In this, she paints a picture of a dissolusioned fellow who spent many years after his crcumnavigation hauling Spray around to fairs, etc, trying to make a buck from his noterioty. I don't rmember much of the detail, but it seemed like a bad end for a great seaman.

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