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Whaling-Archive

WhaleShip’s Stores: All the stuff you’d take on a 19th century whaling journey

Whale ships in the nineteenth century required provisions and outfits for at least three years. The list here is taken from Charles M. Scammon’s The marine mammals of the north-western …
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A whale, lost in Lynn, 1842
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A whale, lost in Lynn, 1842

“… an enormous whale, which had apparently fallen asleep…”

An anonymous account of a whale in King’s Lynn’s water

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Port of Kings Lynn 11th April 1867 Some …
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Notes on the Arctic Whale-Fishery from Yarmouth and Lynn
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Notes on the Arctic Whale-Fishery from Yarmouth and Lynn

Thomas Southwell FZS V-P

From Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists’ Society, 1908

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Steve Worfolk’s map of ‘The Friars’ c1905

Steve Worfolk’s map of The Friar’s 1905

Drawn in 2001, shows the river Nar and it’s environs, as it probably was, with his family’s boat yard, the Blubber House and …
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