Marvin Creamer

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Marvin Creamer (born January 24, 1916) is a former college professor and amateur American sailor noted for having sailed around the globe without the aid of navigational instruments. Between 21 December 1982 and 17 May 1984, Creamer and the crew of his 36-foot boat, Globe Star, circumnavigated the globe without a compass, sextant, watch, or other instruments. The ship spent 510 days at sea.[1] As general guides, Creamer observed the sun and stars, currents, and occasionally the regional biological setting. In honour of his voyage, Rowan University created the Marvin Creamer Scholarship Fund.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Creamer was born in Vineland, New Jersey and taught Geography at Glassboro State College from 1948 until 1977.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cromie, David (1997). "The Globe Star voyage". Rowan magazine. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  2. ^ Comengo, Carol. "Sailor-professor leads voyage to provide aid for Rowan students". Courier-Post. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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