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The Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Gray's Pub. (first published 1913)
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Richard Kastelein
May 27, 2009 Richard Kastelein rated it it was amazing
Little known but brilliant tale of crossing the pacific in a canoe at the turn of the century. Hard to find, but great book.
Daren
The story of three voyages by JC Voss, (approx 1854-1922).
Firstly a voyage in a small boat from Victoria (Canada) to Cocos Island (Costa Rica), then his epic around-the-world trip in a modified Indian canoe (from Vancouver Island), sailing from Victoria to the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil to the UK. This trip is nothing short of amazing, in such a small craft, and under incredible circumstances.
The third voyage is from Japan, and involves surviving (but only just)
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David Koblos
Dec 18, 2012 David Koblos rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sea-yarn
Sailing around the world in a canoe around the turn of the century, before sophisticated equipment was available, with a superbly storyteller, who not only seems to know his yarn well but can spin together a whole tapestry of storms, calms, and treasure hunts, all in a jovial and free-spirited manner.
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Feb 02, 2016 Holland Vande Krol rated it really liked it
Captain Voss attempted to cross three oceans in the dugout canoe, Tillikum, in addition to other voyages in small vessels. His experience sailing occurred at the beginning of the 20th century, when islanders would welcome sailors with parades, feasts, and gifts. He had quite an adventure.
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John (sometimes "Jack") Claus Voss (born Johannes Claus Voss; 1858–1922) was a German-Canadian sailor best known for sailing around the world in a modified dug-out canoe he named Tilikum ("Friend" in Chinook jargon). Initially a carpenter, Voss apprenticed on a ship voyaging around Cape Horn and thereafter lived primarily as a sailor. In 1901 Voss began his most noteworthy voyage with his friend ...more
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