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Snapshots

  1. The Hunt for Whales plaque

    Snapshot Title: The Hunt for Whales plaque
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  2. pots/tools for the rendering process?

    Snapshot Title: pots/tools for the rendering process?
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  3. photo of a large barrel

    Snapshot Title: photo of a large barrel
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  4. Vertebra and rib

    Snapshot Title: Vertebra and rib
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  5. more tools

    Snapshot Title: more tools
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

    but I can't quite read what these are.



  6. Toggle-flue harpoon

    Snapshot Title: Toggle-flue harpoon
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  7. bent from use?

    Snapshot Title: bent from use?
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  8. Double-flue harpoon

    Snapshot Title: Double-flue harpoon
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

    I'm not sure if that's a blacksmith's mark on the shaft or not. Looks it might be an "A"



  9. Single-Flue harpoon

    Snapshot Title: Single-Flue harpoon
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

    The smith's mark is visible. Looks like it might be CRI.

    You can read about it on the plaque to the right.



  10. Vestiges of a rear limb?

    Snapshot Title: Vestiges of a rear limb?
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

    A member of the staff started to explain this, but had to go give one of the scheduled talks. My impression is that this is all that remains in the whale of what would have been a more complete limb ...



  11. The pink spots

    Snapshot Title: The pink spots
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

    are where oil is still emerging from the bone.



  12. From a whaler's journal?

    Snapshot Title: From a whaler's journal?
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  13. Big teeth

    Snapshot Title: Big teeth
    Taken by: Randy Sargent

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

    I didn't know whales had teeth like this. What do sperm whales eat?



  14. Harpoon markings

    Snapshot Title: Harpoon markings
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

    what do they mean?



  15. Shadow teeth

    Snapshot Title: Shadow teeth
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  16. Nantucketers Today.

    Snapshot Title: Nantucketers Today.
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  17. tub of rope

    Snapshot Title: tub of rope
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  18. A nautical scene

    Snapshot Title: A nautical scene
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

    from the exhibit's slideshow.



  19. NHA Seal

    Snapshot Title: NHA Seal
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

    from the podium



  20. Whaleboat Crew plaque

    Snapshot Title: Whaleboat Crew plaque
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

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  21. Whale fin closeup

    Snapshot Title: Whale fin closeup
    Taken by: Bruce Perry

    Image: Nantucket Whaling Museum
    Image Owner: Bruce Perry



    Description:

    looks a lot like the bones of a hand, doesn't it?