Letters, Mar. 3, 1941

Woman Skipper



Apparently somebody's regional patriotism and/or laziness took charge of your article about Captain Mary Greene (TIME, Jan. 27).

"She's the only woman licensed as a navigator on U. S. inland waterways," or words to that erroneous effect. Tsk!

Mrs. Minnie Hill of Portland, Ore., was the first woman west of the Mississippi to be licensed by the U. S. Bureau of Marine Inspection & Navigation. She obtained her ticket in 1886, and for many years thereafter was master of the steamer Governor Newell on the Columbia River. . . .


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