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The Extraordinary Life and Epic Journey of Joshua Slocum

Winner Gold Special Jury Award - Houston Film Festival.

The career of Joshua Slocum, one of the 19th Century's most successful sea captains collapsed with the end of the Age of Sail...until he was given a 100 year old rotting oyster boat and decided to use it to become the first person ever to sail around the world - alone. His colorful life and remarkable voyage are captured for the first time in this program.

Captain Slocum commanded some of the finest tall ships that ever sailed the seas. On April 24, 1895, at the age of 51, he departed Boston in his tiny sloop Spray and sailed around the world single-handed, a passage of 46,000 miles, returning to Newport, Rhode Island on June 27, 1898. This historic achievement made him the patron saint of small-boat voyagers, navigators and adventurers all over the world.

This documentary fleshes out Joshua Slocum an independent sailor, following his life from his birth in Nova Scotia to his ultimate mysterious disappearance post-circumnavigation in 1909. Beautifully shot and artfully narrated, the program depicts Slocum's life as a runaway teen, a sea captain in the days of square riggers, an outrunner of pirates, outsmarter of natives and the original "roughin' it" type travel writer.

Like Slocum's wry informative novel, this program delights and inspires, as he interviews sailors and historians alike. Showing many "Spray" copies and following their builders as they tell Slocum's story and their own tales of their recreations of his passage. An educational inspiration that leaves a taste of salt in your mouth - not only causing you to yearn for the sea, but in appreciation of Slocum's ardor and the changing times through which he lived.

48 mins.

$39.95 L4807DVD

The Last Sailors

Hosted by Orson Welles, this is the story of the men and women, who with their ancient crafts, still harness the wind and the sea for their livelihood. 150 min.
$39.95 A308DVD


Listen to the sailor's stories of the ships they sail and why they love the sea. This program is an intimate look at sailors, talking about themselves and why they sail. 60 min.

$19.95 R398DVD

USS CONSTITUTION- Living the Legend
Relive the Legend aboard the USS Constitution America's Most Famous Sailing Battleship

On July 21st, 1997, the U.S.S. Constitution celebrated her 200th birthday and set sail for the first time in over a century. At her helm, on the lines and aloft is another generation of young men and women becoming leaders in today's Navy.

America has few symbols as enduring as "Old Ironsides." A technical marvel of her time, Constitution gave our young republic its first victories at sea and began a tradition of excellence for the U.S. Navy. Now restored to her original splendor by skilled craftspeople and children across the nation who contributed pennies for her new sails, Constitution reaffirms America's dreams as her crew sails into the twenty-first century.

Relive the legend and watch this famous ship "Constitution" that gave our young republic its first victories at Sea.

55 mins.

$24.95 Y7866DVD


The riveting story of three human lives pushed to the edges of starvation, madness and betrayal! A sudden storm leaves this tiny crew adrift for 74 days, exposed to the punishment of the sea. 94 min.
$29.95 A1105DVD

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