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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

BARRELS TO HOLD WHALE OIL

Mystic CT - Mystic Seaport - These are barrels that were used to hold whale oil. In the first photo you can see how the barrels were broken down to save space aboard ship. When the whales were caught, the barrels were assembled by an on board cooper.



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BARRELS TO HOLD WHALE OIL

1 Comments:

At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Vicki said...

Wow...more great photos!

 

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