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It’s been a year – and what an exciting year. Since launching this series, it’s been a “high seas adventure” every week, bringing you historical details about many different aspects of 19th Century American Maritime History. Let’s celebrate the end … Continue reading
“Call me Ishmael.” It’s the opening line of a novel about the whaling industry, about revenge, and about redemption. If you’re interested in the 19th Century American whaling industry, love classic American literature, or believe you were tortured in your … Continue reading
I’m no scientist, but I do know whales are mammals. However, it’s not uncommon to find them called “fish” in 19th Century writings. What’s going on? Today’s blog post explores some of the origins of 19th Century names for whales, … Continue reading
It’s time to talk about the actual whale ships. But don’t confuse them with the whaleboats – there is a difference. Whaleboats were the smaller vessels used in the actual hunt; they were about 28-30 feet in length and not … Continue reading
Recently, a friend told me how much she was enjoying this series on 19th Century American Whaling, and she followed the compliment with this observation, “But what a hard and horrible way to make a living.” That’s true. Whaling – … Continue reading