New Bedford, Massachusetts: Old Dartmouth Historical Society, 1982. Inscribed. Hardcover. VG/VG; Inscribed on half title to founder of the Dietrich American Foundation by (Elton) "Toby" Hall, the author and director of the Whaling Museum at New Bedford.. Red cloth/boards. Gilt lettering. Bw photographic dj with white lettering on black spine. 221 pp. with bw frontis and other bw photos throughout. The most complete known pictorial record of a sperm whaling voyage. Clifford W. Ashley, New Bedford artist, sailed aboard the New Bedford whaling bark, Sunbeam, and 125 of his photographs have been used to depict the voyage from its fitting oug in New Bedford through a transatlantic passage, during which three whales were taken, to the Sunbeam's arrival at the Cape Verde Islands. The photos and descriptive captions provide a wealth of information on the vessel, its gear, shipboard life and routine, whaleboats in general, and the processing of the whales.
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