A few from the New Bedford Whaling Museum, where I spent yesterday researching for the Hallelujah Wonder book...
|Mandible of a Humpback. This one is still seeping oil. If you look closely, you will see a plastic plate catching the drip.|
|skeleton of the Humpback.|
|I forget the name of this thing, but it was used by captains and sailors to hop ships. They'd string a rope between the two ships and pulley this thing across over the ocean. Ninety percent of sailors, captains included, did not know how to swim.|
|Today's view of the port.|
|Close up of the oil in the whale bone.|
|Those two knobby bones are what's left of the legs whales used to have.|
|A whaling scene by William Bradford.|