The Captain's Wife

The Captain's Wife

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Mary Patten, the wife of a clipper ship navigator, finds herself in the world's most dangerous ocean waters off Cape Horn and in command of the ship's mutinous crew when her husband falls ill, in an epic historical novel based on the real-life exploits of a remarkable woman. A first novel.

Baker
& Taylor

Mary Patten, the wife of a clipper ship navigator, finds herself in the world's most dangerous ocean waters off Cape Horn and in command of the ship's mutinous crew when her husband falls ill.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2001
ISBN: 9780525946199
0525946195
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 24 cm

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CRRL_VirginiaJ Jun 08, 2017

Based on the true story of a 19th-century sea captain's wife who had to step out of her usual role when her husband is no longer able to command his ship. Fascinating.

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