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Mary Ann Patten & the Race to the Bottom of the World

A love story and a gripping tale of extreme maritime adventure, forthcoming from St. Martin's Press in 2025. The true story of captain's wife Mary Ann Patten, who takes the helm, puts down a mutiny, navigates through icebergs off Antarctica, and sails a clipper ship at the height of the California Gold Rush around the bottom of the world. 

This work was supported by a 2022-2023 grant from the United States' National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar program. 

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