On to the famed Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
When whaling reached its apex and Nantucket Harbour could
no longer handle the volume of ships, New Bedford became the Whaling Capital.
Sperm whale that came to the museum from a ship
that sadly collided with it.
a port picture displaying thousands of tons of whale oil ...
... for these kinds of products. Exposure to this time in human history
is a brutal reminder of the way humanity has devalued the Creation
in each age (remember the buffaloes), by misinterpreting the biblical mandate
to have "dominion" with wholesale exploitation.
"Scrimshaw" - a whaler's free time craft
The Mariner's Home - a place away from home - still a hospice today
A seamen's tabernacle
The home of Captain William Rotch, Jr.
Another amazing New Bedford home
And another ...
The "Thomas Morgan", One of the few remaining whalers - Mystic Seaport, Connecticut
hoisting the mainsail bar - while singing a sea shanty to keep us in time
See the raised bar?
Thus endeth our reflections upon the Whaling Era