A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, Log Books, Pictures, Etc., Illustrating Whales and the Whale Fishery: Contained in the Free Public Library, New Bedford, Mass


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Pagina 13 - Whilst we follow them among the tumbling mountains of ice, and behold them penetrating into the deepest frozen recesses of Hudson's Bay and Davis' Straits, whilst we are looking for them beneath the Arctic Circle, we hear that they have pierced into the opposite region of polar cold; that they are at the antipodes,- and engaged under the frozen serpent of the South.
Pagina 13 - Nor is the equinoctial heat more discouraging to them, than the accumulated winter of both the poles. We know that whilst some of them draw the line and strike the harpoon on the coast of Africa, others run the longitude, and pursue their gigantic game along the coast of Brazil. No sea but what is vexed by their fisheries. No climate that is not witness to their toils.
Pagina 11 - Scraps from the Log Book of George Lightcraft, who" was more than twenty years a sailor; an account of the Whale Fishery; with many thrilling incidents in the Life of the Author.
Pagina 6 - EssexĽ, destroyed by a whale, with an account of the sufferings of the crew, who were driven to extreme measures to sustain life.
Pagina 2 - Aldrich, Herbert L. Arctic Alaska and Siberia; or, Eight Months with the Arctic Whalemen.
Pagina 5 - Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex of Nantucket; Which was Attacked and Finally Destroyed by a Large Spermaceti Whale in the Pacific Ocean; with an Account of the Unparalleled Sufferings of the Captain and Crew During a Space of Ninety-three Days at Sea in Open Boats in the Years 1819 and 1820. By Owen Chase of Nantucket, First Mate of Said Vessel.
Pagina 6 - ... manner the degraded condition of a portion of our fellow-creatures can be ameliorated." In a study of Melville's life, Browne is important as presenting an ungarnished account of typical conditions aboard a whaler at the time Melville was cruising in the Acushnet. Useful in the same way are R. Delano's Wanderings and Ad-ventures; Being a Narrative of Twelve Years...
Pagina 2 - Accurate report of the case of James Maurice against Samuel Judd, tried in the Mayors office of the city of New York on the 30th and 31st of December 1818.
Pagina 11 - Mo. — Whale-fishery 1713 — 1749. Economic and social history of New England. Kapitel XI og XXII. — Whale-fishery of the Pacific Coast. Report of the Commissioner of Fish and fisheries. 51st Cong. 1st Session. HM Vol. 47. pp. 74—91. — Whale hunt in the Varanger Fjord. Chambers Journal. - — Whalemen's Shipping List and Merchants Transcript.

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