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Steady as She Goes

Women's Adventures at Sea

Barbara Sjoholm (Editor)


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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.

Seal Press, 9781580050944, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2003

About the Author

Barbara Sjoholm is the author, as Barbara Wilson, of the memoir Blue Windows, nominated for a PEN award, and Gaudi Afternoon, a comic thriller set in Barcelona and a film, now available in video, starring Judy Davis and Marcia Gay Hardin. Her essays and travel narratives have appeared in The American Scholar, The North American Review, The New York Times, and Smithsonian. Shelives in Seattle.