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Captain and Mrs. Peterson aboard the THAYER
Capt. and Mrs. G.T. Peterson aboard CA THAYER, San Pedro Harbor, Dec., 1905. Source; Mrs. Ward Maurer collection. Credit; San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. May be protected by copyright. D9.7883n.
Mrs. Agnes Tapley and Baby Della
Agnes Tapley, wife of Captain Tapley, and their daughter onboard the sailing ship St. James in 1898. J9.24,359.66n
Mrs. Tapley taking a sight using a sextant
Mrs. Tapley sailed with her husband aboard the bark Saint James during the late 19th century. Some women learned navigation from their husbands while at sea.
Women shipbuilders during WWII
During WWII, a shortage of men brought women into the workforce building Liberty Ships. In mid-1943 nearly 65% of shipyard workers on the West Coast were women. P83.103.69n
Women Welders during WWII
Women welders in a training program at Bethlehem Shipbuilding in October, 1943.
Women's History Month banner
A banner from the Women's History Month exhibit in the park's visitor center.
Last updated: August 1, 2014