Cape Cod Shore Whaling: America's First Whalemen

  • by John Braginton-Smith, Duncan Oliver
  • Narrated by Sally Martin
  • 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

While Nantucket has long enjoyed an illustrious position in America's whaling history, Cape Cod's contribution to the industry is relatively unknown, yet it was a Cape Codder who taught the Nantucketers how to hunt whales. In Cape Cod Shore Whaling, authors Duncan Oliver and John Braginton-Smith uncover Cape Cod's integral role in shaping whalefishery, which began along the Cape's sandy shores and evolved into the far-flung whaling expeditions that drove Nantucket's economy into the nineteenth century. Drawing on rare documents never before published, whaling journals and diaries, Oliver and Braginton-Smith recreate a bygone age when men fought one another for rights to the sea.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2014
  • Publisher: New Street Communications, LLC