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A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

WHALING GEAR

Mystic CT - Mystic Seaport - These are some implements used in whaling. You have to remember that whaling is frowned upon today but was very important in colonial times.



These are the tips of the harpoons.



Once the whale was killed these were used to harvest the blubber. This had to be done as fast as possible because the sharks would be taking their portion too.

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WHALING GEAR

1 Comments:

At 12:52 PM, Blogger Michael Manning said...

I've always wanted to visit here first-hand!

 

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