The Greenland Fishery Project: Whales, Whaling… & Leather
We make Leather Whales – Greenland Right Whales, Sperm Whales, Bowhead Whales, Orca or Killer Whales. We also make Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Blue Whales, Narwhal, FinBack Whales. And we make Walrus and Dolphins – in fact, we make just about any marine mammal you might find in the Arctic seas at The Greenland Fishery Project.
Leather Whales from The Greenland Fishery are available online and at Cambridge Contemporary Crafts, 5 Bene’t St, Cambridge, CB2 3QN. We’re occasionally at All Saints Garden Craft Market, in Cambridge too, on Saturdays – call 📞 07876 427331
It’s all about Whales and Whaling History…
John Atkin, merchant and twice Mayor of King’s Lynn, built the magnificent Greenland Fishery house in 1605 and it’s the root of Project. The Greenland Fishery Timeline
In the late 18th century, the house was owned by the Greenland Company who used it as a tavern and hostel for their whalers who sailed to the Arctic to hunt for whales – whose blubber was converted to oil and used for lighting, cooking and heating. A History of Whales & Whaling