Tag: Captain Set Pinkham

Captain Seth-Pinkham | Nantucket Historical Society
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Dear Absent Ones

Despite the superstition that it was bad luck for a woman to be on a ship at sea (except for naked women who were said to calm the waters, but that’s another tale to tell), it was not unheard of for Nantucket women to accompany their husbands on whaling voyages […]