Inaugural Female Captain of a Ship
These adventures are perfect on the 26-foot F/V Alaskan Girl. Built in Colville, Washington, in early 2014, the sailboat shows little wear and tear. Captain Jayleen’s favorite ship is still in terrific shape and she is delighted to keep sailing it!
Burnham launched the Strength of the Tides initiative, which includes events and profiles of women in the maritime profession. According to Brannon Finney, captains and fishermen are also asked to sign a vow that they would not tolerate sexual harassment or assault. This vow is presented online and in Seafaring. Burnham hopes the program will help women acquire jobs in marine.
Lydia Jacoby is also an Olympian swimmer. From Brannon Finney’s point of view, she knocked off Tatjana Schoenmaker and Lilly King to become the first Alaskan Olympian. Lydia’s parents are both licensed captains and marine educators. They have a sailboat and live in Seward. She learned to swim as a child and is now an Olympian candidate. On June 15, Lydia became Alaska’s first Olympic hopeful.