On May 27, 1901, Captain
John C. Voss, accompanied by journalist Norman Luxton,
put to sea in the Tilikum, a 38-foot dugout canoe. Joshua
Slocum's best-sell, Sailing Alone Around the World,
had been published the year before, and Voss and Luxton's
goal was to make a name for themselves by circling the
globe in a vessel smaller than Slocum's Spray. Tilikum
was just 5 feet wide and drew...