Women At Sea

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Ex­plore the hid­den his­to­ries of women at sea, from Mary Lang, who joined the crew on the last of the merchant sail­ing ships to jour­ney from South Aus­tralia to Corn­wall in the 1930s, to Dame Ellen MacArthur who blazed a trail for women in com­pet­i­tive sail­ing – as­sur­ing her­self a place in sport­ing history as the fastest woman ever to cir­cum­nav­i­gate the globe. Mer­maids: Women At Sea is an ex­hi­bi­tion run­ning at the Na­tional Mar­itime Mu­seum in Fal­mouth un­til Fe­bru­ary 21. This ex­hi­bi­tion brings th­ese sto­ries to life through ob­jects, film and pho­tog­ra­phy.

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