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New Bedford - The 19th Century American Whaling Capital

Last week we mentioned that Nantucket didn’t dominate the market for the entire era of American Whaling. In fact, during the “Golden Age” of American Whaling, the port city of New Bedford got the place of prominence in money making and records. 812 more words

19th Century American Maritime

'Jonas' and the Whale

While today (in most parts of the world) whaling is thankfully banned, in the past, whaling was an occupation that was carried out regularly. Whales were hunted to extremes for their blubber, oil and bones. 401 more words


Councilman floats idea to buy back Hartford Whalers

HARTFORD – There’s a new idea to bring the Whalers back to Connecticut by buying them back.

John Q. Gale, an attorney and Hartford City Council member, proposed the idea in an opinion column in… 341 more words


The Earliest American Whaling

The earliest American whaling on the east coast. Let’s be sure to clarify the location!

This month Gazette665’s Wednesday blog posts will continue to explore whaling in 19th Century maritime, and we’ll be tracing some of the developments and communities surrounding the industry. 1,017 more words

Historical Whaling

Whaling: Oil & "Bone" - Making A Profit

In the last few weeks, I’ve vaguely referred to whale oil and the profits made through a successful 19th Century whaling voyage. Now it’s time to get a little more specific. 1,025 more words

19th Century American Maritime

Hartford Sports Wall of Fame an attraction at Dunkin' Donuts Park

HARTFORD — Before the first pitch at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, history would have already been made and it’s documented on the walls.

The Hartford Sports Wall of Fame that was installed on the main concourse by the press box, contains hundreds of iconic players and teams who played in the Hartford area over the past 150 years. 209 more words


March 22 (Thurs) 1945, Alexandria, Egypt [Part 1]

Last Monday evening, slipped from the buoys about 1800 and proceeded to sea for exercises, beginning with a night tracking with destroyer Active. This did not last long & then we headed for Ras-el-Kanayis area for bombardment exercises, arriving soon after dawn. 187 more words