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Right Whaling off the Northwest Coast


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

This print from a painting depicts several whaling vessels hunting and processing Right whales. Among other things, a close look reveals a whaleboat being struck and upended by a whale, and the jawbone with its baleen being hoisted onto the deck of a whaleship.

Width: 11.35" Height: 4.6"
Benjamin Russel, Caleb Purrington
Old Dartmouth Historical Society

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