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On the Northwest

Commercial Whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967

On the Northwest is the first complete history of commercial whaling in the Pacific Northwest from its shadowy origins in the late 1700s to its demise in western Canada in 1967. Whaling in the eastern North Pacific represented a century and a half of exploration and exploitation which involved the entrepreneurs, merchants, politicians, and seamen of a dozen nations.

441 pages

Table of Contents




1 Below Eagle Town

2 Cruising Over the Ground

3 Ominous Visitations

4 Glancing Blows

5 Warring on Whales

6 Skytteren

7 Consolidated Whaling

8 In the Meat Business


A The Journal of the Caroline on the Northwest Coast, September 1843

B The Rose Harbour Whaling Station, 1928 Notes



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