Category Archives: Canada

Mary Ann Shadd Cary – Blazing the Trail for Women

Not very many people accomplish as much as Mary Ann Shadd Cary did in her life, much less blaze a trail to do it. She has many “firsts” to her credit: first black woman publisher in North America, first woman … Continue reading

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Molly Kool – First Certified North American Female Sea Captain

Myrtle ‘Molly’ Kool (February 23, 1916 – February 25, 2009), a Canadian and North America’s First Certified Female Sea Captain. Molly’s boat collided with another ship in the dense fog. Falling overboard, she grabbed a piece of floating timber to … Continue reading

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