Cape Cod Shore Whaling: America's First Whalemen

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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.
ISBN: 9781596294295
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Images: 39
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Duncan Oliver retired to Yarmouth in 2000. He was previously involved in the research and writing of historical books on the town of Easton, MA. He has co-authored two other publications and had articles featured in Cape Cod Life magazine. He also led other members from the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth in writing a monthly page about Yarmouth's history in the Yarmouth Register. Mr. Oliver is currently the vice-president of The Historical Society of Old Yarmouth.
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