On this day in 1895, Captain Joshua Slocum departed Boston on board his sloop Spray. He sailed 46,000 miles around the world single-handed, returning to Newport on June 27, 1898. Captain Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone.
That's a lot of boat for one guy to handle considering that this was undertaken in the late 19th century.
No computers, GPS, radio, hydraulics, plumbing, refrigeration.....wow!