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Pioneering seafarer dies at 93

Pioneering seafarer dies at 93

The first woman to become a licensed ship captain in North America died last week at her home in Bangor, Maine.

   Molly K. Carney, whose maiden name was Molly Kool, obtained her captain’s papers in 1939 and sailed for five yeas between Alma, New Brunswick, and Boston.

   She grew up in Alma and learned to become a seafarer from her father, a Dutch ship captain. She made history by becoming a captain at the age of 23.

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