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American Whaling in the Age of Sail
November 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come learn about US whale fishery from the 1600s to the early 20th century and see whaling items from the Sturgis Library Archives!
Curtis H. Martin, Ph.D. will trace the industry historical development and explore several key topics including the:
-purpose of the fishery and its economic importance
-risks associated with whaling
-most important species hunted
-products of whaling
-hunt, capture, and processing of whales
-experiences of the crew and the leisure arts of whale men