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THE WORLD FAMOUS AUTHOR WHO VANISHED

On the chilly Sunday morning of the 14th of November,1909, a 65-year-old experienced sailor and world famous author, Joshua Slocum, began his last journey. On that morning, in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Joshua Slocum cast off the dock lines of his 37 foot wooden sloop, “Spray,” as he had hundreds of times. As usual, he was  Continue Reading »

MODERN ADVENTURERS COMMEMORATE THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S ADVENTURE DOWN ‘THE RIVER OF DOUBT’ 100 YEARS AGO

Last month,  adventurers David Freeman and Paul A. Schurke wanted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s trip down the famous River of Doubt in Brazil. Their plan was to duplicate Roosevelt’s adventure in a canoe. The problem: they couldn’t get permission from the indigenous people, who controlled the rainforest. Those of you who  Continue Reading »