Author Results for Chesley W. Sanger

The Role of Foreign Experts in the Revival of Scottish Northern Whaling: 1750-1784

By Chesley W. Sanger

Occasional voyages were made by the British to engage in Northern Whaling from the 1630s but the trade only entered a period of rapid expansion from 1750 until, by 1823, the Scots had become the principal suppliers of Arctic whale products. Scottish companies hired experienced Dutch whalers to assist them from 1750 and then in […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Arctic
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

‘We are Now in a Splendid Position for Whales’: Environmental Factors Affecting Nineteenth-Century Whaling in Baffin Bay

By Chesley W. Sanger

This paper examines both the environmental conditions and seasonal variations that impacted upon the Baffin Bay whale fisheries and the influence on whaling of the nature and habits of the Bowhead or Greenland Right that was the basis of these fisheries. Attention is drawn to the need for a successful whaling master to have a […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Arctic
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing