Mike Austin – The voyage of the Liberdade

Mike told us a story of some indomitable individuals, linked through their sailing exploits. The story started with Joshua Slocum. Slocum, after being stranded in Brazil with his family, designed and built Liberdade, a shallow-draft junk-rigged 35 footer to sail home. Launched in 1888, she enjoyed a tiny 2’6” draft and her crew enjoyed a…

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