Celia Sweet wearing a dark dress standing behind her daughter Verla in a white dress sitting on top of a roof aboard her boat, Relue with water behind them.

Notable Women of San Diego

Commemorating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment When Women Took the Vote By Karen Scanlon “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex…” so goes the text of this celebrated passage.  Women’s suffrage ended on August 18, 1920, culminating nearly a century of protest. Though she … Continue reading Notable Women of San Diego

Old newspaper article showing a drawing of Celia Sweet with her boat.

San Diego’s First Woman Bay Pilot

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we have a couple of stories for you to enjoy. This first one was written by Karen Scanlon about Celia A. Sweet. By Karen Scanlon How a young woman from Kansas became San Diego’s first and only federally licensed female bay pilot is a Sweet story.  Celia Aileen Rogers migrated west in the late 1800s … Continue reading San Diego’s First Woman Bay Pilot