The Whaling Trade of Ipswich 1786-1793

By A.G.E. Jones, published November 1955


The article traces the declining fortunes of the Greenland fishery, focusing on the first efforts of Yarmouth to re-enter the industry in 1754 and then the establishment of a small fleet and the necessary processing plant in 1786.   The success of the first year lead to a repeat visit to Greenland in 1788. The poor seasons thereafter are described, together with the dismantling of the plant in the 19th century.

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

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