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Whales, ice, and men : the history of whaling in the western Arctic

Author: John R Bockstoce; New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press in association with the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Massachusetts, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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History of native and commercial whaling of the bowhead whale in the waters of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Includes chapter on Herschel Island (p.255-89). Well illustrated by 141 black and white photographs.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Bockstoce; New Bedford Whaling Museum.
ISBN: 0295963182 9780295963181
OCLC Number: 12422060
Notes: Cover title: Whales, ice & men.
Description: 400 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: The first whaleship to Bering Strait --
From New England to Bering Strait --
An Arctic whaling voyage --
Pursuit and capture --
Development of the fishery, 1849-64 --
Civil war in Bering Strait : the cruise of CSS Shenandoah --
Walrusing --
The 1870s, disastrous decade --
Trade --
Steam whaling --
Shore whaling --
Herschel Island --
Federal support and the Disaster of 1897 --
Decline of the fishery.
Other Titles: Whales, ice & men.
Responsibility: John R. Bockstoce.

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History of native and commercial whaling of the bowhead whale in the waters of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Includes chapter on Herschel Island (p.255-89). Well illustrated by 141 black and white photographs.

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