For complete information on the implements used in the whale fishery, see my previous book, Harpoons and Other Whalecraft. My web site,, is based on the book and has all the information plus some that has been added since the book was first published.

For a good source of information on whaling, visit the web site for the New Bedford Whaling Museum,

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