Women of the Sea

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This book devoted to the stories of heroines of the sea, by the master of New England maritime lore, Edward Rowe Snow, was originally published in 1962. Included in this collection are Hannah Burgess, who navigated her husband's clipper ship safely to port after his death; His Kai Ching, a widow who took command of her husband's pirate fleet; Mrs. Jones, a Methodist missionary who was the sole survivor of the Maria, wrecked off the coast of Antigua in 1826; Madame Desnoyer, who was cast adrift with her two children and a servant off Santo Domingo in 1767, after her husband had been murdered; and Alice Rowe Snow, the author's own mother, who spent most of her first twenty years at sea aboard ships commanded by her father.
ISBN: 9781933212869
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Commonwealth Editions
Series: Snow Centennial Editions
Images: 100
Pages: 236
Dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.98 (h)
Jeremy D'Entremont has been writing about and photographing lighthouses for two decades. Webmaster of New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide at www.lighthouse.cc, he is founder and president of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, a board member of the American Lighthouse Foundation, and a writer for Lighthouse Digest magazine. A native of Lynn, Massachusetts, he lives with his wife, Charlotte Raczkowski, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.Edward Rowe Snow was a masterful storyteller famous for his tales of the sea and New England history. As the Flying Santa, he flew in small planes and helicopters over the lighthouses of New England, dropping Christmas parcels for the keepers and their families.
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