He set off from his home port of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands aboard his 35-foot boat Love Song, travelled with a small pocket of money, and managed to complete his circumnavigation a year and a half later with only 12 stops.
Teddy embraced the journey (before GPS became readily available to civilians) by viewing his trip as an adventurous, challenging, learning experience. Since his return, authoratative sailing organizations and publications, including The Joshua Slocum Society, the Seaman's Church Institute, Sea Magazine, St. Croix Avis, and New York Times, among many others, continue to honor his timeless accomplishment. The Legislature of the Virgin Islands, also, declared a resolution to preserve his contribution to the history of Virgin Islands maritime culture and world sailing.
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