Pacific Northwest's Whaling Coast (Images of America) by Dale Vinnedge

By Dale Vinnedge

Pacific Northwest waters from Alaska to Oregon lie among the Arctic whaling grounds and the house whaling ports of San Francisco and Honolulu. whereas the Pacific Northwest was once no longer a whaling vacation spot, whales in those wealthy grounds have been pursued for a few years as whale ships moved among the whalers’ summer season whaling grounds and southern domestic ports. After 1900, whaling within the north Pacific replaced from crusing ships to trendy, steam-powered iron ships and harpoon cannons. Land stations have been outfitted alongside southern Alaska, Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and Washington kingdom. the hot “killer” ships introduced whales to those land stations for flensing and for rendering into oil, fertilizer, and different items. every one of these items have been shipped to Seattle and San Francisco on steamers and manufacturing unit ships on the finish of the season. in the beginning of the season, provides and staff have been shipped up from Seattle to resupply and repopulate the stations.

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