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  • Lori McDonough

    Nantucket, U.S....maybe we won't go whale watching when we're at the Cape this summer, after all. yikes!

  • Mattie Sader

    no way... is this real life?

  • Bianca Frankie

    #southern #right #whale #whaling #wooden #boat #vintage #photo #black #white

  • Elisabeth Johnson

    Consider that at the time the picture was taken, that particular whale was one out of tens of thousands of that (Right Whale?) particular species, among others; that were swimming in the oceans of our planet. Now they have to be protected or they'll be gone.

  • Robin Steele

    Moby Dick?

  • Kennedy Foster

    Nantucket Sleighride - term used by Nantucket whalers to describe what occurs immediately following the harpooning of a whale. “The whale, realizing it had been harpooned, would attempt to flee and thus drag the whale boat along with it. The speed of the “sleigh ride” would vary depending on the size of the whale, with larger whales giving faster rides. *excerpt from the book “You Wouldn’t Want to Sail on a 19th-Century Whaling Ship”, 2004

  • Robbie Henderson

    Adventure awaits!

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Information about Whaling Ships

Nantucket Sleighride - term used by "Nantucket whalers to describe what occurs immediately following the harpooning of a whale." Quotation from this link.

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