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Another interesting article from Capelinks.
“The records of 1854 show that as a whaling port, Provincetown topped other Cape ports. Receipts of the whale fishery during the year were: Falmouth, 513 barrels whale oil, 1828 barrels sperm; Provincetown, 2397 barrels of whale oil and 1275 barrels of sperm.”
Read more at How the Cape Cod Towns Ranked in Whale Fishing 1854 and read more about Cape Cod whaling at the whaling pages there.
By Michael Levenson | Boston Globe
The Division of Marine Fisheries is warning boaters to be on the lookout for the majestic and endangered mammals, some 27 of which have been spotted in the waters off Provincetown.
The agency asked boaters to reduce speeds to 12 knots, post lookouts, and proceed with caution when navigating within 5 miles of Provincetown, including the waters off the eastern shore of Cape Cod to Highland Light in Truro.
The Northern right whale, coal-black leviathans once hunted for their oil and baleen, is the most endangered of the large…
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