Steady as She Goes by Barbara Sjoholm
Women's Adventures at Sea (Adventura Series)

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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.
 

About Barbara Sjoholm

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Barbara Sjoholm is the author, as Barbara Wilson, of the PEN Award-nominated memoir Blue Windows and the editor of the recently released Steady as She Goes: Women's Adventures at Sea. Her essays and travel narratives have appeared in The American Scholar, the North American Review, the New York Times, and Smithsonian. She lives in Seattle.
 
Published September 25, 2003 by Seal Press. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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