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    DescriptionJoan Druett offers an informed and accessible account of little known stories of wives of whaling captains who accompanied their husbands on long and arduous journeys to bring whale oil and blubber to New England. Surprisingly, by 1850 roughly a sixth of all whaling vessels carried the captains' wives. Invariably the only woman aboard a very cramped ship, they endured harsh conditions to provide companionship for their husbands, and sometimes even exerted a strong unofficial moral influence on a rowdy crew. Joan Druett provides captivating portraits of many of these wives and the difficult circumstances they endured. Petticoat Whalers, first published in New Zealand in 1991, has been out of print since 1995. The Kendall Whaling Museum's L. Byrne Waterman Award citation states: "It is not insignificant that Petticoat Whalers is already an indispensable classic, and [Druett's] other books and articles have earned the status of Basic Necessities on any well-stocked shelf of maritime narratives and reference works."

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    Petticoat Whalers
    Whaling Wives at Sea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joan Druett
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 184 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9781584651598
    ISBN 10: 1584651598

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    LC classification: G545 .D784 2001
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    University Press of New England
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    University Press of New England
    Publication date
    01 October 2001
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    A prize-winning maritime historian and writer of historical novels, JOAN DRUETT's nonfiction books dealing with the sea include Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail (2001), She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea (2000), and Hen Frigates (1998).