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Scottish Arctic Whaling


By: Chesley W. Sanger

Price: CAD $40.00

Publisher: BIRLINN LIMITED

Imprint: John Donald

240 Pages

9.21 X 6.14 X 0.71 ins

ISBN:  9781906566777 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 08/26/2019

Scottish Arctic Whaling brings to light a previously little-known but important Scottish industry. The author's extensive use of original sources such as log-books and diaries shows that hundreds of whaling vessels, sailing variously from sixteen east-coast Scottish ports, harvested more than 20,000 bowhead whales at East Greenland, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Chesley Sanger grew up in Newfoundland, where life was geared to the rhythms of the sea. He gained a PhD in the Origins of the Scottish Northern Whale Fishery from the University of Dundee. He has published a number of books, and is an Emeritus Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.



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