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Seawomen of Iceland by Margaret Willson

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The plague on the humble stone building said it was a re-creation of the winter fishing hut of Thuridur Einarsdottir, one of Iceland's reatest fishing captains. She lived, it read, from 1777 to 1863.
"Wait," cultural anthropologist Maragaret Willson said. "She'?"

And so began Willson's quest for stories of other historical and current Icelandic seawomen. in this engaging, extensively researched ethnographic narrative, she reveals the vibrant adventurers who have braved the sea---whos histories encompass the excitement, accidents, and trials of fishing in Iceland, from long-gone times of small open rowboats to modern experiences in high-tech fisheries. "Seawomen of Iceland" amplifies the seafarer's strength, intelligence, and--above all--knowledge of how to survive.

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