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Veteran seafarers and anyone who has dreamed of running away to sea in their very own boat or simply savored the smell of the salty air on the water’s edge will be inspired by this well-crafted and varied collection. Steady as She Goes is both a testament to women’s enduring relationship with the sea and a gripping and illuminating read.

Whether commercial fishing in Alaska’s unforgiving waters, racing tall ships off the coast of Australia, kayaking in the enchanting Sea of Cortez, or learning the antiquated mechanics of a New York City fireboat, these women work and play at sea, spinning harrowing adventure yarns and relaying quiet moments of revelation surrounded by the vastness of the ocean. This unique and long-overdue collection shatters once and for all the myth that the sea is solely the domain of men.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580050944
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/15/2003
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Big Storm, Small Boat1
Maiden Voyage19
Happy Jack and the Vis Queens45
Mediterranean Mooring63
Boat Knowing77
Midterm Reflections from a Semester at Sea87
In Harbor101
Survival at Sea119
The Color Blue135
Sailing with Steinbeck189
Captain Lou203
Rowing to Latitude219
Below Decks241
Capes of Hope255
Whale Watching Me271
About the Contributors283

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