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The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses
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Quentin R. Walsh and P. J. Capelotti

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034799

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034799.001.0001

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A Brief History of American Whaling

A Brief History of American Whaling

(p.1) 1 A Brief History of American Whaling
The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Quentin R. Walsh

University Press of Florida

To discuss the subject of whales and whaling without including the history of early American whaling would be to omit an important epoch in America's history. The men who chose to earn a living by spending years away from their home ports, thrusting harpoons into whales at arm's length, left behind a proud and enduring American legend. Walsh's extensive commentary on the history behind the Ulysses expedition, and the way in which the ship was ostensibly owned by an American corporation but entirely run by Anders Jahre of Norway, are detailed in this chapter. A more general history and a description of similar elements from the original report are here combined into a history of American whaling. The book includes a discussion of seven species of whalebone whales. These whales were commercially hunted for the products that could be derived from them.

Keywords:   whales, American whaling, Quentin Robert Walsh, Ulysses expedition, Anders Jahre

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