Children of the Light: The Rise and Fall of New Bedford Whaling and the Death of the Arctic Fleet

Children of the Light: The Rise and Fall of New Bedford Whaling and the Death of the Arctic Fleet

by Everett S. Allen
     
 

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We have for the last 15 days been satisfied there is not the slightest possibility of saving our ships or their property . . . we number some 1200 souls, with not more than 3 months provisions & fuel; no clothes suitable for winter wear. It was a disaster without parallel in the history of whaling. 32 New Bedford ships lay trapped in the gale-driven pack ice off

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We have for the last 15 days been satisfied there is not the slightest possibility of saving our ships or their property . . . we number some 1200 souls, with not more than 3 months provisions & fuel; no clothes suitable for winter wear. It was a disaster without parallel in the history of whaling. 32 New Bedford ships lay trapped in the gale-driven pack ice off Alaskas Point Barrow. This is the story of this catastrophe & of the incredible rescue of the shipwrecked victims. There is also an account of the Quakers departure from the Plymouth Colony & their domination of the town that became New Bedford.

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ISBN-13:
9780940160231
Publisher:
Parnassus Imprints
Publication date:
02/15/1993
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.88(d)

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