John Henry Mears had the desire to circle the globe faster than any other human.
In mid 1913 he set about studing steamship and train schedules and soon thereafter made his RTW attempt.
United States: New York City (offices of the New York Sun newspaper) [Departed July 2, 1913]
Atlantic crossing: via the steamer "Mauretania"
England: Fishguard, London & Dover via train
France: Calais via channel steamer, Paris via train
Germany: Berlin via train
Russia: St Petersburg & Omsk via train
China: Harbin, Manchuria & Mukden via train
Korea: Pusan via train
Japan: Shimonoseki via steamer & Tokyo via train
Pacific crossing: via the steamer "Empress of Russia"
Canada: Victoria (British Columbia) Left steamer in route & boarded a yacht. Left yacht in route & boarded a hydroplane
United States: Seattle WA, St Paul MN, Chicago IL, Cleveland OH & New York City (offices of the New York Sun newspaper) via train
[Arrived August 6, 1913]
FIRST TIME A PLANE WAS USED IN A RTW ATTEMPT!
Mear's RTW record stood for 13 years.
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