Marina Costa is a character "Before the Mast" having as playby Hilary Swank.
She was a Navy sailor girl, but when caught that she was a girl, she was kicked off and now she is a governess in Kingston
The Virgin Mary , the mermaid. In the coastal village of Skala Skamineas on the island of Lesvos there is a chapel on a rise of rocks known as Panagia the Mermaid. Locals relate the story of a fisherman caught in rough seas who was certain to die. He prayed to Panagia, the Virgin Mary to save him and she did, in the form of a mermaid. He built the chapel in rememberence of her there. The unorthodox image was deemed Un-Orthodox and removed in recent times. www.terirem.gr