Title: Hen Frigates : Wives of Merchant Captains under Sail. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster, New York, 1998, ISBN:0684839687
Seller ID: 38600
DRUETT, Joan. Hen Frigates : Wives of Merchant Captains under Sail. (New York): Simon & Schuster, (1998). First Printing. Pp. (4),7-274. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, blue cloth spine with green paper covered boards, silver titles to spine. "A 'hen figate', traditionally, was any ship with the captain's wife on board, and 'Hen Frigates' is the dramatic and largely untold story of the enterprising women who sailed on oceangoing merchant ships throughout the last century. These vessels were miniature worlds -- wildly colorful, dangerous, and, most of all, romantic -- where voyaging was a strenuous challenge under even the best of conditions." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. The Honeymooners; 2. At Sea; 3. Sex and the Seafaring Wife; 4. Children at Sea; 5. Small Ladies; 6. Ship Kitchens; 7. Occupational Therapy; 8. Medical Matters; 9. Hazards of the Sea; 10. Dropping Anchor; 11. On Shore in a Foreign Land. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00