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Nantucket: Whaling Capital of the World
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Introduction
Introduction The Whaling Ship Essex
Nantucket
The Whaling Ship Essex
About this Title
Life Aboard Ship Nantucket is a small island located in the North Atlantic, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Cape Cod. In 1819 it is the whaling capital of the world, with a fleet of over 70 ships. You grew up playing with friends in the bustling harbour as whaling ships prepared to sail and others returned from long voyages, their holds filled with barrels of whale oil. You are determined to join one of these ships and earn your living as a whaler.

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There She Blows!
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Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Flensing the Whale
Trying Out the Whale
WHALING TOWNS
Right, there are whaling fleets in many New England ports – the largest are at Nantucket and New Bedford.
Map of Whaling Towns
Stove by a Whale
Alone in the Pacific
Starvation, Madness, and Cannibalism
The Homecoming
HANDY HINT
Left, get used to the stench of whale oil – you will smell plenty of this during your long voyage!
Based on the book, You Wouldn't Want to Sail on a 19th-Century Whaling Ship!
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