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Gone-A-Whaling!

Gone-A-Whaling!
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Two hundred years ago, whales weren’t a protected species—they were hunted to supply materials for everything from lamp oil to piano keys. How did the dangerous whaling industry shape America as we know it? The September issue of COBBLESTONE is a whale of a tale!

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Cobblestone September 2017

Title: Gone A-Whaling


Thar she blows! 200 years ago, whales weren’t a protected species—they were hunted to supply raw materials for a number of American products-- lamp oil, corset stays, fishing rods, children's toys, piano keys, buggy whips, perfume... you name it! How did the dangerous whaling industry shape America as we know it? The September issue of COBBLESTONE is a whale of a tale!


Discover what it was like to work on a whaling crew, from scouting pods in the water to the gruesome work of harpooning and slicing up the whales. Create your own ‘scrimshaw’ art. Read the shocking true story that inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick. Then, find out how America has gone from hunting whales to helping them. How far can a whale’s call travel? What’s the difference between a bowhead and a humpback? And how can you help save the whales? Find out in these articles:


 “Riches of the Ocean” by Marcia Amidon Lusted

“Meet the Crew” by Andrew Matthews

“A Variety of Whales” by Marcia Amidon Lusted

“Harpooned!” by Barbara Krasner

“Picture the Age of Whaling” by Nick D’Alto

“Of Revenge and Retelling: The Story of the Essex” by Beth Haverkamp Powers

“From Hunting to Helping” by Kathiann M. Kowalski

“On Behalf of Whales” by Kathiann M. Kowalski

 


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“Make Your Own Scrimshaw” by Nick D’Alto

“Slang from the Sea” by Nick D’Alto

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