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Record of the Catch


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

This page from the ship Iris' logbook records the number of whales caught during the voyage from 1843 to 1847. Mr. Norton stamped the book each time a whale was caught. In the center of the stamp, he recorded which boat caught the whale, the number of barrels of oil the whale produced, and other important notes.

1843 - 1847
Width: 7.4" Length: 13.4"
Richard E. Norton

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