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Scottish Arctic Whaling brings to light a previously little-known but important Scottish industry. The author’s extensive use of original sources such as log-books and diaries shows that hundreds of whaling vessels, sailing variously from sixteen east-coast Scottish ports, harvested more than 20,000 bowhead whales at East Greenland, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Through hard work, skill and perseverance, Scotland had a virtual monopoly on Arctic oil and bone, until seriously depleted stocks and the outbreak of the First World War brought the industry to a close.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: History, Social Science
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Chelsey W. Sanger
Street Date: October 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-8504
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