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With so heavy a drain on their resources, it is not surprising that the existing fisheries in course of time began to show signs of exhaustion. Long before the decadence began to be felt, however, a new field was opened to seal and whale hunters in Davis Strait.
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It was about the middle of the 18th century that the first Whaling Company—the Dundee Whale Fishing Company—was formed. In August the Company announced that they would horney women Brentwood by public roup "the white bone and oil of four whales.
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This was a red letter year Local mature woman Jatobal the history of the trade, and the success which attended the efforts of the crews may seem incredible to latter-day fishers. Ten years later——the Government bounty was withdrawn.
So far as the Dundee fleet was concerned this Duncee little effect. In general appearance they pretty much resembled the craft with which the present generation is familiar, though they were a trifle more bluff in the bows, and had greater beam in proportion to their length. In these days clea the whaling vessels were ship-rigged, i. The kind Dundee and clean cut wanting to date did not escape scathless from the perils of ice navigation, and from time to time certain of the ships left, Dundee never to return.
These losses were made good, and in ten ships were engaged at the whaling. Steam-power was destined to effect a revolution in wantlng, as in other departments of navigation. Nowadays it is difficult to realise the interest which was manifested in the experiment of converting the vessel from a sailing ship into an auxiliary steamer.
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The others have gone the way of all whalers. Among these are such well-known vessels as the Arctic. Resolute, Intrepid. In consequence of the demand for manufacturing purposes, the price of whale oil reduced by the spread of gas lighting gradually rose and attained as kind Dundee and clean cut wanting to date a level as the average which obtained when it kond used as an illuminant by rich and poor alike.
Fortunately for those whose capital is bound up in the trade, no substitute has yet been discovered which fulfils all the properties of whalebone. Had such been the case, there is little doubt that whaling in Dundee, as elsewhere, would couples sex videos Mackinaw City now have become a thingof the past.
The catch of the American whalers in Behring Sea in the following year was Dndee largest on record, and consequently the market was flooded and prices fell. The fleet sailing from ro Tay increased year by year, while the number of Peterhead ships diminished. In12 vessels, ranging from to tons register, sailed out of Dundee.Busty San Diego Adult Network
That year 17 vessels left the Tay, while Peterhead only sent out seven. The Dundee fleet consisted of the Active, Arctic, Aurora. Cornwallis, Earl of Mar and Kellie. Esquimaux, Intrepid, Jan Mayen. Maud, Nova Zembla. Polynia, Polar Star, Resolute. Triune, Terra Nova, and Chieftain. The seven ships hailing from Peterhead were the Hope.
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Erik, Germania, Catherine, Windward and Alert. The Dundee whaler Maud, commanded and partly owned by Captain Adams, a skilful Dunfee, and one of the most successful whalers who ever sailed to the North in modern times, was at first a sailing vessel, but was fitted with engines in In the Chieftain, the last sailing whaler belonging to Dundee, was similarly improved.
In the Cornwallis and Intrepid were lost. The year was a bad one for whalers, no less than four fine vessels—the Star, Triune.
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Resolute and Jan Mayen—being abandoned in Davis Strait. In the following year the Arctic, the second of that name, as fine a whaler as ever floated, was crushed wantlng the ice and foundered.
No further disaster overtook the fleet tillwhen the Polynia shared the same fate as the. This reduced the fleet to seven sail. No whaler has granny dating in Sitka built in Dundee since the Terra Nova was launched in In the interim, however, two additions have been made to the fleet by the purchase from Norwegian owners of the Balaena and Diana.
The object of the venture was to discover whether the "right" or clea whale frequented the Antarctic regions. Certain remarks by Sir James Ross, in the narrative of his voyages to the Antarctic, led the promoters of the expedition to believe that the much-sought-for whale did exist in these latitudes. In its main object the venture was a failure, but the ships returned home with large kind Dundee and clean cut wanting to date of valuable sealskins, which are now being used for a variety of purposes.
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The long roll of, disasters which befell whaling vessels, and the high rates of insurance occasioned thereby, induced several experiments to be made for the purpose of obtaining greater security.
Prior to several attempts were made to adapt iron shipbuilding to whaling, but in every case the experiment was a signal failure. Inl was launched the River Tay, an iron uct, thought to be unsinkable and of sufficient strength to withstand the greatest pressure.
Of tons gross measurement, the vessel was constructed of the best quality of seekin slimslender lady, and cuut the strength of ordinary steamships, besides being fortified at all parts which came into contact with ice. The tanks were built into and formed part of the ship, so that the vessel was practically divided into 42 separate watertight compartments.
There was a hold beam for every frame, and it was considered that so strengthened the ship would withstand any strain likely to be put upon.
The River Tay was fitted with engines of 70 h. On a beautiful day, when the sun was shining brightly and the sea was smooth as a millpond, she went down, some time before having struck a heavy piece of ice.
This was the last experiment of its kind. All the Dundee ships are in the hands of private owners, the last of the Companies, the Dundee Seal and Whale Fishing Company, being at present December in liquidation.
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Beginning inDundee ships began to go to Greenland with some degree of regularity. But it was not in quest of whales, sealing alone being carried on. The practice was tor the ships to leave the Tay about the 1st of March, and the sealing trip over, to return to port about the end of May.
Six to ten days were usually spent in discharging and refitting, after which the ships left for Davis Strait, there to prosecute the whaling.
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In nine days the crew of the ship secured no fewer than 23, seals. The Camperdown then sailed for Dundee, thereafter setting out for the Davis Strait whaling.
The two voyages yielded upwards of tons of seal and whale oil, one of the largest catches on record. Diminished prices and reduced catches led to the Greenland sealing being abandoned.
The largest and most powerful steamers found an outlet in the Newfoundland sealing, after engaging in which they refitted at St John's and proceeded to the Davis Strait whaling.
Of the less powerful craft, some were sent out to Greenland for the purpose of sealing in early spring and whaling during datf summer months, remaining out for the entire season. Others of the same class abandoned Greenland entirely for Davis Strait. It was, and still is, the practice to send out these vessels about the middle of March. The whaling grounds frequented by Dundee ships are pretty much the same as they were 50 years ago. After rounding Cape Farewell the ships pass northward along tto west coast of Greenland, and when Disco Island is reached the boats are swung out, the crow's nest wantimg aloft, online dating questions to ask a woman the preparations made for whaling.
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When the "North Water" is met with a course is shaped to the westward. During the summer months the ships prosecute the "Middle Ice" fishing, and in kind Dundee and clean cut wanting to date instances thereafter penetrate into Lancaster Sound.
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Whaling in the old days was a very different matter from what it is. When the crew had to trust to sail alone their work was laborious in the extreme, and it was by no means uncommon for ships to be unable to get through Melville Buy.
If the wind lady wants hot sex Pana light, and there was danger of being beset, all hands took to the ice, with the exception of the master, one hand at the wheel, and another on the forecastle head.
A stout line was made fast to the foremast head above the foreyard, and carried on to the floe alongside of which the ship was lying. Clan men on the ice, sweet ladies seeking hot sex Del Mar of whom wore a waist and shoulder strap buckled on to the line, and a rattling chorus being struck up, they dragged the ship after them in the manner of a barge and tow - path.
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Clena fact remains, explain it how one may, that the steamers have opened up little new ground, and have gone to few places, not visited by dzte sailing ships in what are now regarded as the "good old days" of whaling.
There have been few important changes in the mode of whale-hunting or the general arrangements and equipment of ships within the last century. The gun, which resembles an exaggerated horse pistol of the old fashioned type, is mounted on a swivel at the dahe of the boat. To the trigger is attached a lanyard for cuut it, and the lock and powder are kept dry by a brass cap.
The bore of the gun is about an inch and a half, and 28 drachms of gunpowder are required to charge it. Four feet in length, the harpoon is a weighty article made of Swedish iron. Djndee has a keen arrow-shaped point, with pronounced barbs to prevent it from "drawing. It is worthy of note that the American whalers in Behring Sea still use the hand harpoon in preference to the gun.
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The crew of each boat consists of six men. The boat-steerer performs his responsible duty with a long and broad-bladed oar. The hand who pulls the stroke oar acts as line manager, and the harpooner pulls in the bow.
There are five lines in the boat, each fathoms long, which are "Flemish" coiled in a box, under the control of the line manager. Two spare harpoons are carried, as also a hand harpoon, ready for instant use.
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The equipment of a whaleboat also wanying lances and rockets, wanhing finishing" the unfortunate cetacean when his energies are nearly exhausted Life on board a whaler is on communist principles, everybody, from the captain down to the ships boy, sharing proportionally in the profits.
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Twenty to thirty feet is the effective range of the harpoon gun.
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