Ancestors in the Arctic - a Photographic History of Dundee Whaling

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For over 160 years, Dundee sent ships to the Arctic to hunt the whales. It was a brutal, dangerous business but one which was vital to the economy of the city. As well as providing baleen or whalebone, the whaling ships brought home skins for the leather industry and oil that was essential for the scores of jute mills and factories. Ships built in Dundee became famous as possibly the best vessels for polar exploration of their time and Dundee seamen were sought for their experience and skill. The McManus Museum in Dundee ...

Ancestors in the Arctic - a Photographic History of Dundee Whaling 2013, Black and White Publishing, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781845027155

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