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off the prowlHow Women Oceanographers Overcame the Prohibition Against Going to Sea

With Dr. Catherine Musemeche, author of LETHAL TIDES: Mary Sears and the Marine Scientists Who Helped Win World War II

Thursday, March 30, 2023

2:00 Discussion and Q&A
3:00 Refreshments & book signing

Redfield Auditorium
45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543

This event is FREE and open to the public.

From the time of Odysseus until the 1950s women oceanographers were not permitted to participate in overnight expeditions. Their male colleagues frequently cited the lack of separate bathrooms for women but, to quote Mary Sears,”There was always a pail.” Catherine Musemeche discusses what she learned about the long-standing prohibition against women going to sea while researching her book “Lethal Tides.”