Final voyage

a story of Arctic disaster and one fateful whaling season
  • 3.52 MB
  • English
G.P. Putnam"s , New York
Whaling -- Arctic regions -- History -- 19th century, Marine accidents -- Arctic regions -- History -- 19th century, Whaling -- Economic aspects -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- History -- 19th century, Seafaring life -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- History -- 19th century, New Bedford (Mass.) -- Economic conditions -- 19th century, New Bedford (Mass.) -- Biog
StatementPeter Nichols.
LC ClassificationsSH383.2 .N53 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24060532M
ISBN 139780399156021
LC Control Number2009023057

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This is a story of a.Book Reviews; Final Voyage A Story of Arctic Disaster and One Fateful Whaling Season, Peter Nichols, Putnam. Jason Zasky In the early summer ofa fleet of 40 whaling vessels carrying 1, men, women and children, ventured into the Arctic in pursuit of bowhead whales.

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