Launching A Whaling Boat

Launching A Whaling Boat Alaska
Original:
Sold

Stock #: 132292
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
State: Alaska (AK)
Size: 3.5" x 5.25" (9 x 14 cm)

Purchase Scan Send Print
Additional Details:
There is no essential difference in the way the capture of whales is prosecuted by the rudest tribes and the most civilized nations. The fishers approach the whales in boats, which are in most civilized nations. The fishers approach the whales in boats, which are in most causes made of whale skin, and attack it by harpoons. The ordinary harpoons are attached to a long line at the opposite end of the barbed point, and when the boat is near enough to the whale, the man darts or plunges the weapon with all his force into the animal's side. In its fleeing from the attack, the line is rapidly drawn out of the boat until the whale is tired and rises to the surface for air. The boat follows, keeping as much of the line as possible, until exhausted with pain and loss of blood, the animal succumbs.