Whaling on Long Island

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The story of whales and the whalers who followed them is inextricably tied with Long Island's rich maritime history. Before the Long Island Expressway, strip malls, golf clubs, and suburban sprawl, calls of "Thar she blows!" rang out from Long Island harbors and ships. This book chronicles the rise and fall of whaling on the island and describes local whaleship fleets that traveled to the far corners of the world, the personalities behind local enterprises, and the villages whose cultures and economies grew from the industry. Be transported to a time when whalers roamed the streets between journeys, shipbuilders worked in the harbors, captains charted their expeditions, and whaleship masts seemed to pierce the clouds in Long Island's pursuit of the largest creatures in the world.
ISBN: 9781467115773
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 225
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Nomi Dayan is the executive director of the Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor. Many of the book's images are sourced from the museum's collection of 6,000 artifacts, which document the social, environmental, and economic impacts of local whaling and its implications for our lives today.
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