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Molly Kool

First Female Captain of the Atlantic

by Christine Welldon

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Born and raised in Alma, New Brunswick, Molly Kool started her life at sea helping her father sail the lumber scow the Jean K through some of the most challenging waters in the world, including the changing tides of the Bay of Fundy and the Reversing Falls in Saint John. When it came time for Molly to choose her own career, her first instinct was to get her captain's liscence, but doing so would involve more than just hard work--it would also mean changing some of Canada's oldest laws. But thanks to her inspiring example and the tireless efforts of contemporaries in the 1930s and '40s, the Shipping Act of Canada was changed and Molly became the first female sea captain in North America. With interviews, colour photos, and background on other women pioneers and shipping practices in the early twentieth century, Molly Kool: Captain of the Atlantic also includes an interview with the first woman to command a Canadian warship, Commander Josee Kurtz.

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Christine Welldon

CHRISTINE WELLDON loves bringing little-known stories of Canadian history to life for young readers. Her books – including The Children of Africville (Nimbus 2009), Children of the Titanic (Nimbus 2010), and Listen to My Story: Pier 21 (Nimbus 2012) – have been nominated for the Hackmatack, Golden Oak, Round Table Children’s Literature, and ALA Amelia Bloomer awards.Welldon makes her home in Nova Scotia.
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