The Unsinkable Mary Patten

One hundred and seventy-five years ago a pregnant teenager took command of her husband’s ship, sailed around Cape Horn and made history.

Nineteen-year-old Mary Patten did it all for 56 days whilst fighting off a mutiny, nursing her seriously ill husband and battling stormy seas.

She, her crew and her husband made it back to San Francisco with no lives lost and the cargo and ship complete.

Mary Patten.

Find out more about this remarkable young woman on Medium: The Unsinkable Mary Patten. One hundred and seventy-five years ago… | by Dawn Nelson | May, 2021 | Medium

There’s also my article on a short history of the British seaside:A short history of the British seaside | by Dawn Nelson | Medium

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