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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Whaling rocket
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Boat fastened to whale by harpoon and line; killing the whale with bomb lance From painting by J. S. Ryder
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Natives harpooning the beluga, or white whale, at Cook's Inlet, Alaska Drawing by H. W. Elliott, 1883
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Aleuts planting glass, obsidian, and jade darts in school of humpback whales At Akoon Island, Bering Sea, Alaska Drawing by H. W. Elliott, 1883
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Makah Indians whaling at entrance to Fuca Straits Drawing by H. W. Elliott, 1883
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Cutting in the bowhead and sperm whales Drawings by Capt. C. M. Scammon and Capt. W. M. Barnes
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Fig. 1. Boat spade to stop running whale. Fig. 2 Narrow cutting spade or thin boat spade. Fig. 3. Flat or round shank spade Fig. 4. Cutting spade for scarfing blubber. Fig. 5 Cutting spade for leaning up. Fig. 6. Half-round spade
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Cutting blocks and tackle
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A ship on the Northwest coast of America cutting in her last right whale Drawing by H. W. Elliott from a French lithograph designed by B. Russell
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"Bailing in the case " of a sperm whale. Drawing by H. W. Elliott from a French lithograph designed by B. Russell.
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Fig. 1. Blubber mincing knife. Fig. 2. Boarding knife. Fig. 3. Monkey-belt Fig. 4. Wooden toggle. Fig. 5. Chain-strap. Fig. 6. Throat-chain Fig. 7. Fin toggle. Fig. 8. Head-strap. Fig. 9. Blubber hook
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Whale ships at New Bedford wharf; ship hove down for repairs; oil-casks From photograph by U. S. Fish Commission
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Capture of a school of blackfish in Cape Cod Bay Drawing by H. W. Elliott from a sketch by J. S. Ryder
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Indian porpoise hunters of Passamaquoddy Bay Canoe, rifle, and lance for capture of porpoise From a photograph by T. W. Smillie
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Passamaquoddy Bay Indians lancing and securing a porpoise From a photograph by T. W. Smillie
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Innuits of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska Surprising and harpooning a herd of walrus Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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The walrus "coup." Eskimo lancing the exhausted walrus Saint Lawrence Island, Bering Sea. Mahlemut dresses, bidarka, baidar, &c. Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Innuits of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, hoisting a walrus Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Map of St. Paul's Island, Prybilov Group Surveyed and drawn April 1873, to July, 1874, by Henry W. Elliott
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Map of St. George Island, Prybilov Group Surveyed and drawn April 1873, to July, 1874, by Henry W. Elliott
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Profiles of the east coast of Saint Paul's Island Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Ordinary attire of men on the killing ground And of women and young children in the village Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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The North shore of Saint Paul's Island, looking W.SW From the summit of Hutchinson's Hill
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The North Rookery, looking west to Starry Ateel Saint George Island, village of Saint George Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Natives selecting a drive View over hauling grounds of "holluschickie" or bachelor seals at English Bay Looking from Tolstoi dunes Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Natives driving the "holluschickie." The drove passing over the lagoon flats Heading to the killing grounds under the village hill, Saint Paul's Island Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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The killing gang at work. Method of slaughtering fur-seals On the killing grounds near the village, Saint Paul's Island Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Preparing fur-seal-skins for shipment Fig. 1. Interior of salt-house, Saint Paul's Island Natives salting and assorting the pelts Fig. 2. The flensed carcass of a fur-seal and the skin taken therefrom Fig. 3. A bundle of skins ready for shipment
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Sketch map of Herd's Island, Antarctic Ocean Latitude: 53 degrees 10 minutes South. Longitude: 73 degrees 30 minutes East
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Working sea-elephants at northeast point, Herd's Island Drawing by H. W. Elliott after Capt. H. C. Chester
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Stripping sea-elephant blubber and rolling it in barrels to try-works Southwest beach, Herd's Island Drawing by H. W. Elliott after Capt. H. C. Chester
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Natives capturing the sea-lion; springing the alarm Drawing by H. W. Elliott, 1873
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Shooting the old males; spearing the surround; the drive Drawing by H. W. Elliott, 1872
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Natives corraling sea-lions at the Barrabora, under Cross Hill Northeast point of Saint Paul's Island Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Oil-pouches of sea-lion stomach; seal meat frame Bidarrah covered with sea-lion skins; sealer's houses Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Aleuts sea-otter hunting south of Saanak Island The bidarkies waiting for the otter to rise again Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Diving for logger-head turtle; Morehead City, North Carolina Drawing by H. W. Elliott, 1883
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Oyster dredging steamer at work in Long Island Sound
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Chesapeake Bay oyster dredges From specimens in U. S. National Museum
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Oyster tongs and nippers
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Fig. 1. Enclosed dock for oyster vessels at Perth Amboy, New Jersey Fig. 2. "The Creek" at Keyport, New Jersey, with oyster boats, skiffs, and scows Drawings by Ernest Ingersoll
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A Lake's Bay shipping-house and "platform" for freshening oysters Smith's Landing, Lake's Bay, New Jersey Drawing by Ernest Ingersoll
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Oyster-barges at foot of West Tenth street, North River, New York City Drawing by Ernest Ingersoll
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Opening or shucking oysters in Baltimore packing house From a photograph
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Baltimore oyster-shucking trough. Oyster knives of diverse patterns Used in New England, New York, and the Chesapeake region
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Clam-diggers' boats and shucking-houses at Essex, Massachusetts From photograph by T. W. Smillie
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Opening or shucking clams at Essex, Massachusetts From photograph by T. W. Smillie
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Negroes trawling for crabs on the Virginia and North Carolina coast Drawing by H. W. Elliott
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Dory fishermen hauling lobster pots off Cape Ann, Massachusetts From photograph by T. W. Smillie
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Lobster fishing boats of Bristol, Maine Drawing by H. W. Elliott and Capt. J. W. Collins

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