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Journal of a Whaling Voyage (Sealife)

Journal of a Whaling Voyage (Sealife)
Encounters with whales and other sea life by the Schooner E.H. Hatfield from the Journal kept by Charles F. Keith Commander/Ship's Master. (Part 1) The Journal covers two voyages of the Schooner Hatfield from Provincetown - the first from November 1865 until October 1866, and the second from January 16, 1867 until sometime in the fall of 1868 (the end of the Journal was reached before the end of the voyage). The encounters with sealife include whales caught, whales chased but not caught, and other sealife caught - primarily to feed the ship's crew. Ship's Master Keith identifies five different types of whales caught by whalers - including blackfish (pilot or killer whales), grampusses, humpback, sulphurbottoms (blue whales) and sperm whales, as well as porpoises. Prepared by History Project Volunteer Julia L. Perry
Sailing ships, Sailors, Schooners, Whaling masters, Whaling--Massachusetts--History, and Whaling--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History

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