Mount Hanley, Annapolis County, native Joshua Slocum (b. 1844) set out from Boston in the Spray on his voyage around the world. He would arrive back at Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898, after a voyage of 46,000 miles. He published a best-selling memoir on his journey in 1900 — Sailing Alone Around the World. (Photo: Joshua Slocum. He protected himself from pirates by spreading carpet tacks on his deck every night before going to sleep.