Synopses & Reviews
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 waters edge will be inspired by this well-crafted and varied collection. Steady as She Goes is both a testament to womens enduring relationship with the sea and a gripping and illuminating read.
Whether commercial fishing in Alaskas 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.
Table of Contents
Big storm, small boat / Penelope S. Duffy -- Maiden voyage / Devorah Major -- Fourteen / Ginni Callahan -- Happy Jack and the Vis Queens / Jennifer Karuza Schile -- Mediterranean mooring / Tania Aebi -- Boat knowing / Dawn Paul -- Midterm reflections from a semester at sea / Bernadette Bernon -- In harbor / Dodo Danzmann -- Survival at sea / Deborah Scaling Kiley and Meg Noonan -- The color blue / Holly Hughes -- Shakedown / Moe Bowstern -- Swordfish / Linda Greenlaw -- Crossings / Sue Muller Hacking -- Sailing with Steinbeck / Andromeda Romano-Lax -- Captain Lou / Pamela Powell -- Rowing to latitude / Jill Fredston -- Evergreen / Melinda Tognini -- Below decks / Jessica DuLong -- Capes of Hope / Kaci Cronkhite -- Whale watching me / Jennifer Hahn.