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1937–38 - Florida Scholarship Online
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The Whaling Expedition of the Ulysses 1937–38

Quentin R. Walsh and P. J. Capelotti


In the spring of 1937, Coast Guard Lieutenant Quentin Robert Walsh received a special assignment aboard the whaling factory ship Ulysses. His orders were to monitor the commercial operation's compliance with international agreements protecting marine life, and what he observed shocked him. The Ulysses flew the American flag, but Walsh quickly realized that the venture was a foreign affair intent on harvesting whales of illegal size and importing the resulting whale oil duty-free into the U.S. market. This behemoth floating “factory” killed with appalling efficiency in order to reap tremendous ... More

Keywords: Quentin Robert Walsh, whaling factory ship, Ulysses, marine life, American flag, whales, import, whale oil, U.S. market, floating factory, open sea whaling

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034799
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034799.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Quentin R. Walsh, author
Penn State University

P. J. Capelotti, editor

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