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Berardius arnuxi, Duvenoy. Arnux's Whale.
Length, 29 feet (After Knox.)
K. B. Birkeland. President of North Pacific Sea Products Co., Standing in Front of Whale's Mouth
Cutting off the Flukes of the Whale's Tail
Jagging Wheels, carved from Whale's Teeth, Bone, Etc., by the Whalemen
Scrimshawed Whale's Teeth Engraved by Whalemen
Sperm Whale's Food; Giant Squid
Spouting Blood: This is known as the 'flurry'--the whale's last thrashing about. The boat-headers of the various boats are seen giving him his last thrusts.
Second Iron: The boat on the left has already planted the first harpoon behind the hump. In the other boat the boatsteerer is darting the second iron. Frequently the first iron is planted by running the small boat up on the whale's back.
Head of male Sowerby's Whale
Mesoplodon Sowerbiensis, (Blainville) Gervais. Sowerby's Whale, female.
Length, 11 feet. (After Dumortier)
Natives hunting the beluga or white whale, Cook's Inlet, Alaska
American Pacific Sea Products Co.'s whaler UNIMAK towing a whale, Alaska, ca. 1915
Three unidentified men standing beside Tlingit bear and whale totem poles outside Chief Shake's House, Fort Wrangell, Alaska, ca. 1895
Pierce and Egger's breech-loading bomb-gun and Pierce bomb-lance
Departure: The scene is New Bedford harbour. The ship is being towed out of Buzzard's Bay. In the upper right hand corner the owner's family is seeing her off from the 'whale walk.'
Deck View of Whaleboat and Equipment.
4-Box of boat.
8-Forward platform on which men stand when striking or killing.
12-Dunnage for thwards.
14-Peak-cleats (used for resting oars).
15-Peak-cleat for tub-oar.
24-Well for bailing.
25-Plug (for emptying boat when hoisted out of water).
26-After platform (steersman stands on this).
27-Standing-cleats (officer stands on these to obtain longer view).
30-Loggerhead-strip (or lion's tongue).
35-Blocks with holes for rowlocks.
A, First iron resting in bow-chocks with handle in boat-crotch.
B, Second iron.
C, c, Spare irons.
D, D, D, Hand-lances.
E, Boat spade.
F, G, Harpooner's oar.
I, Mid-ship oar.
M, M, M, Paddles.
N, Small tub and line.
O, Large tub and line.
P, P, P, Tow-line extending aft from large tub around loggerhead and forward across thwarts to box of boat (4) where it is coiled and known as "box-wrap" (P, P) thence extending to eye-splice of first iron.
Q, Q, Mast and sail.
S, Lashing or strap for handle of steering-oar when not in use or fast to a whale.
Section of Whaleboat.
1-Bow-chock and roller.
3-Crotch for harpoons.
6-Harpoons with lances on opposite side.
12-Boat-spades and waifs.
14-'Piggin' for bailing boat.
18-Tiller (used when sailing).
20-Boom for sailing (spritsails are often used).
21-Center case (small tub for 75-fathom line on other side).
22-Large tub for whale line.
25-Keel and floor timbers.
27-Gunwale streak (about 9 inches wide in widest part).
28-Center-boart (partly down).
29-Ceiling. Timbers are spaced aobut 6 inches apart.
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