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Abandoning the Barks in the Ice,


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

This image of the crews launching the whaleboats to try to get to safety is part of a larger wood engraving depicting the Arctic whaling disaster of 1871. It shows three of the whalers caught in the ice and people on the ice and carrying some supplies to the boats.

c. 1872
Width: 3.5" Height: 35"
Captain William H. Kelley
Edwin Dews, New Bedford, MA

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