Ships, Outfits, and Manner of Taking the Whale (illustrated article)

This article gives a close-up view of American whale-hunting in the 19th century. It explains in detail the preparations made before the hunt, the equipment and tools used, and the actual killing of the whale. The article was excerpted from the 1874 book '‘The Marine Mammals of the North-western Coast of North American, Described and Illustrated Together with an Account of the American Whale-Fishery’ by Captain Charles M. Scammon. (1.5 MiB, PDF, 25 pages)

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