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Maritime History

Captain Mary Patten of ‘Neptune’s Car’

No history of women in sailing is complete without the story of 19-year-old Mary Patten, who captained a 216-ft clipper from somewhere near Cape Horn to San Francisco in 1856.
David Crosby at helm of Mayan

David Crosby — Harmony at Sea

Crosby's connection to the sea and sailing often appeared in his music, but his actual sailing life, while tightly woven and well known along the coast of California, was less well known to his worldwide fan base.