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  • ISBN 0486268543
  • ISBN13 978-0486268545
  • Language English
  • Author Clifford Ashley
  • Publisher Dover Publications (February 29, 2012)
  • Pages 156
  • Formats rtf doc mbr rtf
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1546 kb
  • Size Fb2 1464 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 913

"He went whaling prepared as no man had been before him, and he went with an eager and an open mind. He describes as no other author has done the multifarious duties of the cooper, the whalecraftsman, the rigger, the subtleties of boat gear and of stowage, the homely whims and prejudices of the most conservative and practical of men … he has returned unsoured from his voyaging, and now lays his booty before us." — Robert Cushman Murphy, in the Introduction Since the days of Moby Dick, whaling has been the subject of countless books, articles and works of art. Few books on the subject, however, have attained the classic stature of the present volume. Written by a famed marine artist, born in the whaling center of New Bedford, Massachusetts, this book presents whaling from the vantage point of one who not only sailed aboard a whaler himself, but possessed the observant eye of an artist and the literary skill to record what he saw and thought as the great age of whaling drew to a close.Salted with wit and wisdom of a Yankee seaman, Ashley's engrossing account presents the "bloody and desperate quest" for the great whales and their valuable meat and oil. It offers detailed, evocative pictures of whaling traditions, life aboard ship, the myriad details of whaleship construction, rigging and navigation, gear and craft; much whalemen's lore concerning methods of attack and the behavior of the quarry, as well as sidelights on the unique personalities of whalemen from New Bedford, Nantucket, and Long Island ports.Enhanced with 150 superb illustrations, The Yankee Whaler is perhaps the definitive treatment of 19th- century whaling. Not only a complete and well-documented picture of every aspect of the topic, the book at the same time evokes the excitement and drama of the chase and the romance of the high seas.


Clifford Ashley went to sea on a yankee whaler at a time when he felt that whaling would soon end as a viable . The age of chasing whales under sail was all but past as Ashley grew up, many of the famous ships from the era were already in watery graves.

Clifford Ashley went to sea on a yankee whaler at a time when he felt that whaling would soon end as a viable business. He was right of course, his trip was one of the last and we are lucky today that someone had the foresight to preserve this information for the history books. The real business of whaling was for the oil taken from the whales blubber.

Publisher: Dover Publications (May 5, 2014). Clifford Ashley went to sea on a yankee whaler at a time when he felt that whaling would soon end as a viable business

Publisher: Dover Publications (May 5, 2014). Publication Date: April 7, 2014. I am almost six decades old and I was pretty sure that he had passed on before I was born. Clifford Ashley went to sea on a yankee whaler at a time when he felt that whaling would soon end as a viable business.

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Written by a famed marine artist, born in the whaling center of New Bedford, Massachusetts, this book presents whaling from the vantage point of one who not only sailed aboard a whaler himself, but possessed the observant eye of an artist and the literary skill to record what he saw and thought as the great age of whaling drew to a close.

The Yankee Whaler (Dover Maritime). Ashley's aim was not to expound on the history and economics of whaling but to illuminate with words the experience of the whalemen. The Yankee Whaler was built on an article by Ashley published in Harper's Magazine in April, 1906 which was titled "The Blubber-Hunters.

By (author) Clifford W. Ashley. Written by a famed marine artist, born in the whaling center of New Bedford, Massachusetts, this book presents whaling from the vantage point of one who not only sailed aboard a whaler himself, but possessed the observant eye of an artist and the literary skill to record what he saw and thought as the great age of whaling drew to a close.

A list of books concerning whales and whaling": p. -149.

One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published

One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published  . He went whaling prepared as no man had been before him, and he went with an eager and an open mind. He describes as no other author has done the multifarious duties of the cooper, the whalecraftsman, the rigger, the subtleties of boat gear and of stowage, the homely whims and prejudices of the most conservative and practical of men. he has returned unsoured from his voyaging, and now lays his booty before u.

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FailCrew
Want to imagine yourself a sailor a hundred years ago? Whaling has pretty much died out, but for many years they provided fuel oils for American and European homes. The adventures of whaling are wonderfully described in this text. I own Clifford Ashley's Knots book https://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Book-Knots-Clifford-W/dp/0385040253/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1514332724&sr=8-1&keywords=clifford+ashley and it is outstanding so I thought I read some of his other works. This is a very good book for the young seaman in all of us.

I'm glad we don't hunt whales anymore but I would have liked to sail on whalers to experience the open seas then. This book helps you realize what this might have been like.
Clandratha
When I got the Amazon notice about this 'new' book by Ashley, I was more than a little confused. I am almost six decades old and I was pretty sure that he had passed on before I was born. As it turns out I was correct, this is NOT a new book, rather a new printing of an old one. To me this was great news, Ashley was a very talented artist, writer and historian who lived in an age many of us can not even conceive of. The age of chasing whales under sail was all but past as Ashley grew up, many of the famous ships from the era were already in watery graves. Someone decided that one last venture in search of whales by tall ship might be worthwhile and we are very fortunate that when that ship sailed, Ashley was aboard to record the voyage. This is not a novel, not a romantic story of life at sea, it is a documentary, Ashley's attempt to combine his own experience and the countless hours he had spent researching to create a history of whaling in New England. For me it was time well spent, I've been told that I had a great ... grandfather who captained a whaler, perhaps it really is in my blood. I am not so sure that many among the generations younger than me, will feel that 'connection' and wade through the logs and lists that tell that history but if you read and enjoyed 'Moby Dick' and would like to learn more about that era, this is your book!
Samulkis
Clifford Ashley went to sea on a yankee whaler at a time when he felt that whaling would soon end as a viable business. He was right of course, his trip was one of the last and we are lucky today that someone had the foresight to preserve this information for the history books. The real business of whaling was for the oil taken from the whales blubber. The newly introduced practice of pumping petroleum oil from underground quickly made whaling a costly alternative instead of the prime source. This is the author's first hand account of whaling men and methods in the early 1900's. Fascinating stuff.
Armin
I am in the process of writing a novel involving a New England whaling Quaker. This book is an invaluable research tool. I think anyone with an active interest in whaling from sailing ships will cherish this book and keep it on the same shelf as the W.W. Norton unabridged version of "Moby Dick."
Rolling Flipper
Good book. I find whaling interesting and this was a nice read.
fr0mTheSkY
This book is filled with Artwork that was done by someone who was actualy there. The entire process from the hunt to delivering barrels of finished oil is covered. A lexicon of whaling terms is included. You can almost hear the timbers creaking as you go on a several year enterprise! I just wish all the paintigs where in color!
breakingthesystem
Love this book!!
An eye witness acount, writen by a man who went to sea when he knew the age of whaling was coming to an end. The most incredible book on whaling I have ever read. A definate must buy!