Twentieth-Century Shore-Station Whaling in Newfoundland and Labrador

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Apr 28, 2005 - History - 254 pages
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Modern shore-station whaling on Canada's eastern shores developed with the spread of Norwegian-dominated whaling from local areas where stocks that had been depleted by new hunting technologies to more productive locations in the North Atlantic and elsewhere. Twentieth-Century Shore-Station Whaling in Newfoundland and Labrador adds to a growing number of regionally specific case studies that collectively illustrate the complex nature of the history of global whaling. Dickinson and Sanger further demonstrate how participants in the industry were instrumental in developing other whaling initiatives, including those in British Columbia.
 

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Of all the items I have read about whaling, I have never seen an article about the two headed whale which was taken at the whaling station in Hawkes Harbour in the spring of 1950. I have pictures and a full write up by the Canadian whaling inspector, should was there at the time. I knew him well.
Anyone interested, drop me a line. rbjarnet@hotmail.com
Anthony Dickinson has been in contact eight me and I am dyer he can vet iffy the authenticity of what I have, as I five him much information and pictures.
 

Contents

The Setting
3
Development
22
Expansion and Consolidation 18981902
33
Expansion 190203
45
The Peak 1904
62
The First Decline 190517
74
Expansion and Decline at Aquaforte
84
Newfoundland and British Columbia Whaling Connections
102
Whaling Companies Stations Operating Years and Vessels in Newfoundland and Labrador 18981972
153
Applications for Whaling Licences Newfoundland and Labrador 190203
155
Newfoundland and Labrador Whaling Industry 18981911 Fate of Catchers
157
Wages and Occupations of Newfoundlanders Employed at the Aquaforte Whaling Station 190203
159
Wages and Occupations of Norwegians Employed at the Aquaforte Whaling Station 190203
160
Aquaforte Whaling Station Buildings Machinery and Equipment 1908
161
Portion of Rissmullers Patent for Extracting Fatty Substances from Meat
163
Abbreviations
169

Renewal and Revitalization in Newfoundland and Labrador 191851
114
The Final Demise 195272
131
Epilogue
142
APPENDICES
151
Notes
170
Bibliography
217
Index
241
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Page xvi - The research for this study was supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, and the Vice-President's Fund, and the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Anthony B. Dickinson is professor, Department of Biology, and director, International Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has also worked in southern hemisphere whaling and sealing.
Chesley W. Sanger is professor emeritus, Department of Geogr

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