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High times for women on high seas

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  • Bill Scanlon
    High times for women on high seas By Eva Wolchover Saturday, July 28, 2007 - Updated: 01:35 PM EST Boston Harbor is no stranger to ships - big, small, short or
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 3 4:58 AM
      High times for women on high seas
      By Eva Wolchover
      Saturday, July 28, 2007 - Updated: 01:35 PM EST

      Boston Harbor is no stranger to ships - big, small, short or tall - but yesterday, Rowes Wharf welcomed Unicorn, the world’s only all-female-crewed tall ship.
          Capt. Dawn Santamaria and her crew of five teenage girls, participants in the Sisters Under Sail program, entered the harbor after a two-week sail from Halifax, Novia Scotia.
          “The beautiful thing about the sea,” said Santamaria, “is its unpredictability, and that’s life.”
          Sisters Under Sail, a leadership program based in New Jersey, draws its participants from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Santamaria sails with crew members ranging from girls as young as 13 to high-flying businesswomen.
          Yesterday’s crew included two Canadians, three Americans and one student on scholarship. On disembarking, Santamaria said, “these were not the same children who boarded the ship in Halifax.”


      Bill Scanlon
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