Thursday, August 9, 2012

Eskimo Whalers



Today's picture shows a group of Eskimo Whalers. They are launching their boat for the hunt. The picture was taken in 1929. The boat seems fairly small to me for the task at hand.

3 comments:

  1. In Herman Melville's day the Americans would
    have used a similar sized boat or smaller.

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  2. It would be interesting to see a picture of one of these boats after it was launched. The boat would certainly need to be stable, but I don't know...

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  3. Come on guys, they aren't going to sail across the ocean, just do some hunting and/or fishing.

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