Dare the WindBook - 2014
A sumptuously illustrated account of the life of the pioneering female sailor describes how Ellen Prentiss received sailing lessons from her father during childhood, married a ship captain and helped set a world speed record during the Gold Rush era. Illustrated by the Caldecott Medal-winning artist of Mirette on the High Wire.
Ellen Prentiss's papa said she was born with saltwater in her veins, so he gave her sailing lessons and taught her how to navigate. As soon as she met a man who loved sailing like she did, she married him. When her husband was given command of a clipper ship custom-made to travel quickly, she knew that they would need every bit of its speed for their maiden voyage: out of New York City, down around the tip of Cape Horn, and into San Francisco, where the Gold Rush was well under way. In a time when few women even accompanied their husbands onboard, Ellen Prentiss navigated their ship to set the world record for speed along that route.
A Margaret Ferguson Book
Describes how Ellen Prentiss received sailing lessons from her father during childhood, married a ship captain, and helped set a world speed record during the Gold Rush era.
Color map printed on lining papers