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NOAA Photo Library Image - fizh0214

The KOKI MARU, a fur seal harpoon boat or tsukimbo sen. When seals are sighted, three hunters shoot from the low platform. The shooters, using hand signals, direct the helmsman who stands atop the tiller house at the stern. Harpoons at the side of the shooting platform are used for retrieving carcasses.

Image ID: fizh0214, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Japan
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection

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