Caroline Mayhew? She's Got This: Whalers' Wives with Nicolas Hardisty

A Barque, a Brig and a Schooner... Walk into a Bar

Feb 12 2021 • 9 mins

In this mini-sode, Nic looks into the women that braved the treacherous world of whaling in the 19th century, with a focus on Caroline Mayhew. Whether whalers' wives were on board by force or choice, they committed to their lives at sea and became some of the most well-travelled women the world had ever known. Ships mentioned: Essex, Warren, Powhatan.

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