California's Whaling Coast, California (Images of America Series)

California's Whaling Coast, California (Images of America Series)

by Dale Vinnedge


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467131711
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/07/2014
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,276,318
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dale Vinnedge has studied the history of California whaling for more than 30 years, researching the subject through newspapers local to the whaling stations. He spent many hours looking at every page of the Alta California (San Francisco) newspaper (1850s–1890s), using microfilm records at the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library. Vinnedge volunteers at the library and currently is a director and past president of the Friends of the National Maritime Museum Library. The library has an extensive collection of books and photographs relating to Pacific coast history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledments 6

Introduction 7

1 Yankee Whaling 9

2 California Shore Whaling 33

3 Long Beach Whaling 49

4 Exhibited Whales 57

5 California Whaling in the 1920s and 1930s 75

6 California Whaling in the 1940s 101

7 California Whaling from 1950 to 1971 117

Biliography 127

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