Thursday, March 5, 2009

Captain Kool


XXXXXXXXXXXX MOLLY KOOL xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
FEBRUARY 23, 1916 - xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
FEBRUARY 25, 2009xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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MOLLY KOOL, A PIONEER OF THE
COASTAL WATERS,has died at the age of 93,
two days after her birthday,in Bangor, Maine.
She was the first woman in North America
to be a licensed ships captain.
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Known as Captain Molly, this native of Alma, New Brunswick,
was officially recognized by the Canadian Government as the
first woman to hold captain's papers.
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She faced violent tides, fire and ice, rain and fog. She also
received the disdain, disbelief but ultimately the respect
of her male colleagues.
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" Her blond hair up in curls, that is Miss Molly ashore...but in
her barge she knows no fear"....
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In 1939, she wired her family, "You can call me Captain
from now on".
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CAPTAIN KOOL:
XXXXXXXHIP HIP HURRAY!!!!!
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Based on an article in
The New York Times, March 2, 2009

16 comments:

Marty said...

Very cool post, or should that be Kool? Thank you for sharing this story!

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn, I've only just left you and here I am, back!

Capt. Molly was certainly a pioneer! It is good to think that such long lives have been fulfilled.

Lyn said...

Marty-
Thank you...
Didn't she have a great name? And she lived up to it!

Lyn said...

Hi again, Derrick!
She really must have been unique, and very strong..good for her!

willow said...

Lovely tribute to one cool lady!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Thank you..I sort of really love her! What she came up against!!

Jeane said...

an extreme hip hip hooray!

Lyn said...

Jeane-
It's good to have a real hero!

Natalie said...

Gotta love a fiesty woman!Thanks for being on the lookout for such a treasure, Lyn.xx

Lyn said...

Hi Natalie-
It is terrific to discover such a great person..thank you!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Someone who stuck her neck out for her dreams! Wonderful!

Lyn said...

Raph-
I won't say that's stretching it, but definitely a worthwhile thing to do!

A Cuban In London said...

Never heard of her so thanks a lot for this well-deserved send-off. A very uplifting post indeed.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Hi Cuban in London-
There must be many heroes that we don't hear of till they pass..she was special! Thank you...

Lidian said...

This is indeed cool - and Kool! As is your blog, I am so glad i found you! :)

Lyn said...

Lidian-
The feeling is absolutely mutual.
What fun!

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