Scottish Arctic Whaling by Chelsey W. SangerScottish Arctic Whaling by Chelsey W. Sanger

Scottish Arctic Whaling

byChelsey W. Sanger

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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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.
Chesley Sanger grew up in Newfoundland, where life was geared to the rhythms of the sea. He gained a PhD in the Origins of the Scottish Northern Whale Fishery from the University of Dundee. He has published a number of books, including Twentieth-Century Shore-Station Whaling in Newfoundland and Labrador, 2006 (with A.B. Dickinson), whi...
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Title:Scottish Arctic WhalingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Birlinn LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906566771

ISBN - 13:9781906566777

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