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History of the American Whale Fishery

Alexander Starbuck - Pets - 1989 - 779 pages
A comprehensive history and statistical survey of the voyages made by American whalers from East Coast ports, from the earliest records in 1715 to 1876, two years before its ...
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Nantucket Genealogies

Alexander Starbuck - Reference - 2009 - 202 pages
In 1754, the colonies of Virginia and Pennsylvania entered into a dispute over the ownership of what is today the southwest corner of Pennsylvania. At the time, Virginia's ...
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Whale Ships and Whaling: A Pictorial History

George Francis Dow - Transportation - 2013 - 256 pages
This comprehensive pictorial survey of whale ships of all periods presents over 200 vintage engravings, drawings, and photographs of barks, brigs, cutters, and other vessels ...
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Oil and Ice: A Story of Arctic Disaster and the Rise and Fall of America's ...

Peter Nichols - History - 2010 - 304 pages
"Peter Nichols has crafted a terrifyingly relevant historical narrative...A terrific read." -Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In The Heart of the Sea In 1871, America's last ...
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The Yankee Whaler

Clifford Ashley - Transportation - 2014 - 320 pages
One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Describes whaling trade, rigging, gear and handicrafts; construction and outfitting of ships ...
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Stove by a Whale: Owen Chase and the Essex

Thomas Farel Heffernan - History - 2012 - 288 pages
A thrilling documentation of the first sinking of a ship by a whale.
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Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex: The Complete Illustrated Edition: The ...

Owen Chase - History - 2015 - 224 pages
Read Owen Chase's memoir which inspired Moby-Dick and In the Heart of the Sea, the major motion picture from Ron Howard, which will be released December 2015. Owen Chase was ...
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American Merchant Ships and Sailors

Willis J. Abbot - History - 2010 - 280 pages
Provides an overview of different types of American seamanship. Originally published in 1902.
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Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women & the Whalefishery, 1720-1870

Lisa Norling - History - 2000 - 372 pages
The Civil War letters of Confederate officer William Dorsey Perder to his wife provide a valuable portrait of the most distinguished North Carolina commander.
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