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 worlds 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 thats 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.
Yesterdays 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.
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