Women going to sea
Posted by Jane Elizabeth on July 07, 1998 at 18:01:15:
Some time ago there were posts here asking about women going to sea with their husbands. I think it must have started with the ending of the Persuasion film. Anyway, I recently read a review of a book about this. The title is "Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail" by Joan Druett (Simon & Schuster). It sounds fascinating. Apparently some wives were taught navigation becuase they were the only ones who could do it. Many kept copious journals, the souce for much of the author's work.
- Women at sea Roger V 00:46:12 7/09/98 (3)
- thank you for sharing P. Bingham 18:24:10 7/07/98 (1)
- The book IS new Jane Elizabeth 16:01:08 7/09/98 (0)
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