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Whaling on the North Carolina Coast By Marcus B. Simpson Jr., Sallie W. Simpson

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Originally published as an award-winning article in the North Carolina Historical Review, this fascinating study traces the history of whaling in the state from the seventeenth century until World War I. Includes a number of colorful accounts of local whaling around Shackleford Banks in the latter half of the nineteenth century and a vivid description of the catch of the "Mayflower," North Carolina's best-known whale.