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Nantucket, U.S....maybe we won't go whale watching when we're at the Cape this summer, after all. yikes!
no way... is this real life?
#southern #right #whale #whaling #wooden #boat #vintage #photo #black #white
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.
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
Early whaling journal.
A journal kept by Charles H. Sprague during a sperm whale voyage in the Atlantic Ocean. The Lagrange, 1850
A SCRIMSHAW WHALE BONE SUN DIAL PROBABLY FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY
cocoroachchanel: Drawing of a whale’s head being hoisted upward, from the journal of Rodolphus W. Dexter, kept aboard the bark Chili in the early 1860s. Courtesy the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
i like the ocean theme...
Wonderful Whales of the World. Limited Edition Print by Faye Bradley via Etsy
Save Our Seas 1/2 of the proceeds go to NWF's by thewheatfield, $15.00
Despite my dislike of whales, I think this looks really cool =)
1000drawings: simply beautiful
Whaling Ledger - stamps for each whale killed
Orchanical Apparition Ink and digital color. 11×17″ - www.nathanvieland...