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Circumnavigation
Circumnavigation – literally, "navigation of a circumference" – refers to travelling all the way around an island, a continent, or the entire planet Earth.- Global circumnavigation :...
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1520
11.1.1520
The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America, connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first navigated by Ferdinand Magellan during his global circumnavigation voyage.
1898
6.27.1898
The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
1950
5.29.1950
The ''St. Roch'', the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia .
1985
3.21.1985
Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research.
1999
10.31.1999
Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.