Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Unknown Maker

This whaleboat was used on the last wooden whaleship in service. The maker is unknown. It has 2 lap strakes and 7 edge joined.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Whaleboat Art

Details of paintings, mostly unmarked, from the New Bedford Whaling Museum. There seems to be a great deal of variation in colors, strakes, build and conformation in boats from different builders as well as in the imaginations of the artists. The last boat looks very much like the whaleboat in the museum's collection.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring on the Beach

Spartina Alterniflora sprouting from the sand.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Azorean Whaleboat Racing

These pictures are from the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society webpage. See more here.


Saw whalebones and whaleboats at the New Bedford Whaling museum. Click for their webpage.