Molly Kool

Christine Welldon

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ISBN: 9781551098364

Molly Kool

First Female Captain of the Atlantic

  Author:   Christine Welldon    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Born and raised in Alma, New Brunswick, Molly Kool started her life at sea helping her father sail the lumber scow the Jean K through some of the most challenging waters in the world, including the changing tides of the Bay of Fundy and the Reversing Falls in Saint John. When it came time for Molly to choose her own career, her first instinct was to get her captain’s licence, but doing so would involve more than just hard work—it would also mean changing some of Canada’s oldest laws. But thanks to her inspiring example and the tireless efforts of contemporaries in the 1930s and ’40s, the Shipping Act of Canada was changed and Molly became the first female sea captain in North America. With interviews, colour photos, and background on other women pioneers and shipping practices in the early twentieth century, Molly Kool: Captain of the Atlantic also includes an interview with the first woman to command a Canadian warship, Commander Josee Kurtz.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781551098364
Item NB0945
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on May 18 2011
Language eng
Pages 120
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight225(g)
Christine Welldon is the author of nine children's books, including Reporter in Disguise, The Children of Africville, and Lifelines: The Lanier Phillips Story. She has been nominated for the Golden Oak Award, the Amelia Bloomer Award for recommended feminist literature for children, and twice nominated for the Hackmatack Children's Choice Award. She divides her time between Lunenburg and Toronto.