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what were the whaling ports in massachusetts?
2. martha's vineyard
3. dartmouth replaced by new bedford
where were the other whaling ports in new england?
3. small ports in connecticut
4. south hampton on long island
who were the Russells?
started a small whaling business in new bedford mass in second half of 17 hundreds
what were some of the uses of whale oil?
1 burning whale oil-lamps (betty lamps)
2. train oil
3. lubricant for machinery
4. manufactures of candles
what is ambergris and what is it used for?
substance formed inside intestinal tract of whale-used to break down squid through intestinal tract--main use for fixing essences of perfume
where did foreign immigrants come from to work in new englands whaling industry?
japan, europe, west indies, pacific islands
where did the largest immigration population come from?
azores (island off nw coast of africa)
cape verde (off nw coast of africa)
on a whaling ship which crew members had their own cabins?
captain, cook, carpenter, cooper, harpooners
besides whale teeth and bones, what other materials were collected and used by whalers to create scrimshaw?
coconuts, seashells, walrus tusks, elephant tusks, tortuous shells
a whaling crew member in charge of assembling and fixing the oil casks and other product casks made of strips of curved wood "staves" and rounded by hoops to grasp them
when a small boat is towed by a whale after it has been harpooned (sometimes for hours)
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