Cape Cod Shore Whaling

Cape Cod Shore Whaling

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While Nantucket has long enjoyed an illustrious position in America's whaling history, Cape Cod's contribution to the industry is relatively unknown, yet it was a Cape Codder who taught the Nantucketers how to hunt whales. In Cape Cod Shore Whaling, authors Duncan Oliver and John Braginton-Smith uncover Cape Cod's integral role in shaping whalefishery, which began along the Cape's sandy shores and evolved into the far-flung whaling expeditions that drove Nantucket's economy into the nineteenth century. Drawing on rare documents never before published, whaling journals and diaries, Oliver and Braginton-Smith recreate a bygone age when men fought one another for rights to the sea.... a Cursed old Rogue.a€107 The feeling that James Otis was cheating the government put an end to his efforts. ... from thick, coarse wool. Hats, later called Monmouth caps, were wool caps or old wool socks. Heavy woolen mittens were worn.

Title:Cape Cod Shore Whaling
Author:John Braginton-Smith, Duncan Oliver
Publisher:The History Press - 2008


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