Women from Sea to Shore
GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab
This thesis provides a history and background of women at sea, addressing the past, present, and future of women in the maritime industry. One focus is on the obstacles women faced when breaking into a dominant male field of work, how over time the integration of women in the maritime industry dealt with many challenges. The untold stories of sexual harassment unveiled, women have taken on more responsibility and are in higher-ranking positions in the marine and the military today. Most important is finding the answers as to why women are leaving the wonders of the sea and taking shore side jobs, and what issues and reforms could they handled with policy changes? Despite the challenges women faced on vessels, in war, at work, and at home, they continued holding on to the dreams. One day they are hoping to be remembered for the work they put in the maritime industry. This thesis showcases some of these women and what they went through.