Ep. 47: Harry Pidgeon, Around the World-Single Handed the Cruise of the Islander Ch. 1-3 Read by Linus Wilson
04.24.2018 - By Slow Boat Sailing Podcast
Harry Pidgeon was the first man to sail around the world in a small yacht via the Panama Canal. He did this historic trip in his 34-foot sailing yawl the ISLANDER between 1921-1924. You will hear the first three chapters of the audiobook, including how he built his boat on the beach for $1,000.
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Harry Pidgeon was the first man to sail around the world via the Panama Canal in a small sailboat or yacht. Unlike Joshua Slocum he pioneered the most popular round the world sailing circumnavigation route which passes through the Panama Canal and under the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas.
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Joshua Slocum was lost at sea before the Panama Canal was built and had to sail through the Straits of Magellan in Patagonia. Harry Pidgeon was a farmer from Iowa who built a wooden, engine-less boat on the beach in Los Angeles, California. It was a 34-foot gaff-rigged yawl called, the ISLANDER. Harry Pidgeon was the first man to sail around the world twice in a yacht, and the second to sail around the world alone in a small sailboat. He sailed to Hawaii, the Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, the New Hebrides, New Guinea, the Torres S