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Female deckhands find ‘reel’ work rewarding

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 11th, 2013


Deckhand Marybeth Head sails aboard the Crackerjack during a season that runs from March until mid-October, including a grueling stretch of 100 days without a break. The only concession to her male counterparts is the stepstool she uses to reach the rod holders. (Photo by Rick Beasley)


When she’s not studying for her captain’s license, Marybeth Head is hoisting crab pots from the briny depths, rigging tackle with bait that smells like a wrestler’s socks and trying to convince green-gilled customers that they’re not dying but having the time of their lives.

For the complete article see the 06-12-2013 issue.

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