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.