Marvin Creamer

Marvin Creamer (born January 24, 1916) is a former college professor and American sailor noted for having sailed around the globe without the aid of navigational instruments. Between December, 21, 1982, and May 17, 1984, Creamer and the crew of his 36-foot boat, Globe Star, circumnavigated the globe without a compass, sextant, watch, or other instrument. 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 honor of his voyage, Rowan University created the Marvin Creamer Scholarship Fund.[2] He turned 100 in January 2016.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Creamer was born in Vineland, New Jersey, and taught Geography at Glassboro State College from 1948 until 1977.[1] He has three children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was married to Blanche Creamer for 59 years until her death in 2005.


  1. ^ a b Cromie, David (1997). "The Globe Star voyage". Rowan magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  2. ^ Comengo, Carol. "Sailor-professor leads voyage to provide aid for Rowan students". Courier-Post. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  3. ^ Queeney, Tim (2016-01-26). "Impressive circumnavigation remembered". Ocean Navigator. Retrieved 2016-01-29.

External linksEdit

  • The Globe Star website
  • Details of the 1980 Adventure are available from articles in 1981 Cruising World articles that can be viewed by going to and selecting the Member Spotlight Page.