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New photos of Joshua Slocum

Joshua Slocum photos

Stunning new photographs of Joshua Slocum and Spray have turned up in possession of  an elderly woman whose family spent their summers at Hyannis Point, Massachusetts, across Buzzards Bay from Fairhaven where the solo round the world sailor repaired and relaunched the old oystering boat he chose for his trip.

The photos, which are strikingly clear, can be seen on the Swizzle Media website, along with an article by Bill Springer, grandson-in-law of the lady who owned the collection. The negatives of the Spray photos were in an envelope simply marked ‘Slocum, 1906’.

There – that should make someone’s day!

My thanks to Mark J Hughes of the Duckworks Magazine Facebook group for passing this one along.


Unforgettable photos from Shackleton’s Endurance expedition

See more photos here. And read about the Endurance Expedition led by Ernest Shackleton and featuring many impressive and tough heroes here.

Photographs: Matthew Atkin on the Mekong

My brother Matt Atkin has been out taking his amazing photos again – this time of working boats near Laos, on the Mekong River.

The haze is due to local crop burning, not to a fault in his camera!

For more of Matt’s photos, click here and scroll down.