A trade so uncontrollably uncertain : a study of the English southern whale fishery from 1815 to 1860
My interest in the English southern whale fishery arose out ofa study in 1989 of the Journal of the whaleship, Vigilant, on a whaling cruise to the Pacific between 1831 and 1833. I The events of this voyage, made under the command of an American born, yet English-based whaling master, were fascinating, and on completion of the task I had a good record of one English whaling voyage but many incomplete answers to questions of a wider nature concerning the trade. The main problem, one which I...[Show more]
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