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Excerpt from A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, Log Books, Pictures, Etc: Illustrating Whales and the Whale Fishery Contained in the Free Public Library In the middle of the last century the district of New Bedford had a fleet of over 400 vessels, mostly ships and barques, engaged in whaling. The introduction of mineral oil as an illuminant, the scarcity of whales, and the Ci Excerpt from A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, Log Books, Pictures, Etc: Illustrating Whales and the Whale Fishery Contained in the Free Public Library In the middle of the last century the district of New Bedford had a fleet of over 400 vessels, mostly ships and barques, engaged in whaling. The introduction of mineral oil as an illuminant, the scarcity of whales, and the Civil War all greatly depleted that fleet, and at the present writing there are no more than one-half dozen vessels which claim New Bedford as their home port. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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Excerpt from A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, Log Books, Pictures, Etc: Illustrating Whales and the Whale Fishery Contained in the Free Public Library In the middle of the last century the district of New Bedford had a fleet of over 400 vessels, mostly ships and barques, engaged in whaling. The introduction of mineral oil as an illuminant, the scarcity of whales, and the Ci Excerpt from A Collection of Books, Pamphlets, Log Books, Pictures, Etc: Illustrating Whales and the Whale Fishery Contained in the Free Public Library In the middle of the last century the district of New Bedford had a fleet of over 400 vessels, mostly ships and barques, engaged in whaling. The introduction of mineral oil as an illuminant, the scarcity of whales, and the Civil War all greatly depleted that fleet, and at the present writing there are no more than one-half dozen vessels which claim New Bedford as their home port. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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