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Mary Patten :: (1837-1861) The First American Woman to Command a Ship

The first American woman to command a ship was a pregnant teenager. She did it while fighting off a mutiny, nursing an incapacitated husband, and braving gale-force winds. She was 19. Mary Ann Patten (nee Brown) was the type who would’ve volunteered

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