The Unsinkable Mary Patten: Americas First Female Ship’s Captain, by Thomas T. Wiatt

The Unsinkable Mary Patten: Americas First Female Ship’s Captain, is the incredible new title by author, Thomas T. Wiatt.

There is no better time for those unfamiliar with Wiatt's work to start reading. This title brings a unique perspective on the true story of a pregnant teenager who assumed command of an American merchant sailing ship in 1856.

Mary Patten faced off a mutiny, braved gale-force winds and icebergs, and then navigated the ship to port. This book highlights her struggle and celebrates her achievements through incredible hardship and immeasurable odds.

The Unsinkable Mary Patten: Americas First Female Ship’s Captain is available now in paperback and also as an eBook.

Thomas T. Wiatt lives in the port city of Newport News, Virginia not far from where the Neptune’s Car was constructed. He is a retired engineer from Newport News Shipbuilding and is a third-generation shipbuilder. Tom also volunteers at the Mariners Museum and Park also in Newport News. He is never too far away from the sea.

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