Posts Tagged ‘Whaling’

14th March
written by Richard

The abandoned Narwhal on the mudflats off National City. Courtesy San Diego Maritime Museum.

A ship without a country,

A mast without a sail.

Then someone swiped the galley range,

And that’s the Narwhal’s tale!

The story of a famed American whaleship that ended it’s days on a beach in San Diego. Click here for The Narwhal.

29th November
written by Richard

The last and largest whale captured this season made an interesting chase. Her blowing was observed by the crews of the four boats almost simultaneously.  The moment she was seen the orders came quick and sharp from the boatswain in command, and at once the men bent to their oars with a will, making their boat bound over the water with such speed as would astonish a green hand. 

–San Diego Union, January 11, 1872

Read the story of The Whales of San Diego Bay.