Around the World Single-handed: The Cruise of the "Islander"

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Courier Corporation, 1989 - Travel - 232 pages
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Record of remarkable journey made between 1921 and 1925 by lone mariner in his 34-foot homemade boat. Lively narrative enhanced with 61 photographs tells of his circumnavigation of globe via Hawaii, Samoa, the New Hebrides and across the Indian Ocean to Africa and across the Atlantic to Panama and home.

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User Review  - DramMan - LibraryThing

Account of a single-handed circumnavigation, east to west from California, in 1921-25, in a self built boat. Told in a low-key style, Harry Pidgeon recounts the highs and the lows of a remarkable journey, working with wind and weather over four years. Read full review

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User Review  - John_Vaughan - LibraryThing

Harry Pidgeon, a farm boy from Iowa did not even see the sea until he was eighteen but by then he had “mucked about” a bit in boats as do most lads and after a spell in Alaska, he decided to build one ... Read full review

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