We have been greatly inspired by a number of past and present seafarers who have kindly shared their thoughts, memories and experiences with us. Our sincerest thanks to:-


Gillian Angrave 

Katrina Beams

Diana Borcherds (nee French)

Captain Barbara Campbell (nee Sampeys)

Marnie Ross

Captain Ade Puspitaloka

Captain Louise Sara


In addition, we’ve been hugely helped by:


Jackie Burns, P&O Ferries

Nicole de Cotter, P&O Maritime Logistics

Catherine Drummond Herdman, Megginch Castle

Terry Lilley, Wellington Trust

Dr. Jo Stanley


Although not a seafarer herself, Dr. Jo Stanley is the unparalleled expert on the subject.  Her brilliantly researched book “Cabin Boys to Captains - 250 Years of Women at Sea” is the inspiration for this exhibition. (Dr. Jo Stanley pictured opposite, with Captain Barbara Campbell, in 2016 at "Cabin Boys to Captains" book launch on board GLENLEE.)


Further Reading


It would be mad not to mention that this exhibition has been an all-female production!


The exhibition has been written and researched by Senior Curator, Susie Cox and designed and produced by Digital Curator, Beth Ellis - to whom I owe my heartfelt thanks.