Sunday, September 14, 2008

* Joshua Slocum was writing about how his family was long into sailing and building ships.

"My father was the sort of man, who, if wrecked on a desolate island, would find his way home, if had a jack-knife and could find a tree."

That's in Slocum's book "Sailing Alone Around the World."

By sailing alone around the world he was handling a transition well.

He had started working in sailing when sailing was the only way to move cargo and people across the water. He had continued to sail when he could say that his ship was faster than any steamer.

Now he was in the time whwere