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Abner’s whale, from the Cruise of the Cachalot

[ad#intheboatshed-post] ‘We went alone, with barely a hundred fathoms of line, in case he should take it into his head to sound again. The speed at which we went made it appear as if a gale of wind was blowing, … Continue reading

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London Whalers explain how to row

[ad#intheboatshed-post] London Whalers at rest The London Whalers have put up a page explaining how to row, and I like what they say. Feathering is optional but regarded as helpful in a headwind! Well, I do it sometimes, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Racing Montagu whalers off Auckland

[ad#intheboatshed-post] Whalers racing off Auckland many years ago; as usual, click on the thumbnail for a larger image Reader Paul Mullings has contacted us with this photo of Naval whalers racing off Auckland, New Zealand many years ago. This is … Continue reading

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