Women found many guises in order to go to sea but often the most popular was as a seaman!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
“Died, in 1782, at Poplar, Mrs. Coles, who, during the last war, served on board several men of war as a sailor. After her discharge, upon a small fortune devolving to her, she resumed the female character, and was, from that time, considered as a very polite and elegant woman." (Dodsley, 1782)