Captain Joshua Slocum - This was the first man to sail around the world alone and he eventually recorded his journey in the book, Sailing Alone Around the World.
Pirates - This group was one of the issues that needed to be faced by Slocum when contemplating his solo trip across the Atlantic.
Captain Eben Pierce - An acquaintance of Slocum's; an American whaling captain who offered Slocum the thirty-seven-foot gaff sloop known as the Spray.
Islanders - Slocum finds these people in different regions to be amusing, usually helpful, and most definitely colorful.
John Slocum - This man was father to Joshua Slocum.
Mr. Black Pedro - This person was the leader of the savages who attempted to attack the Spray in Tierra del Fuego.
Professor Dusen - This person was the leader of a Swedish scientific expedition to the Pacific Islands and South America.
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