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Sunday, February 19, 2006

This is the last whaling harpoon gun of the Christian Salvenson whaling company which operated out of Leith and Grangemouth from 1843. In 1963 the last whaling boat left Leith Harbour, but after a boom period where this one company had two factory ships, five supply ships and 10 whale catchers supported by offices in Leith, Antartica and South Georgia Island. 2000 people worked on this remote island solely for the whaling industry.

2 Comments:

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Awww...poor whales :(

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Where have all the daily photos gone? It's Saturday already .. you workin' too hard?

 

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