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40,000 Miles in a Canoe
by John C Voss

 

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...

 

 

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