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Whaling disaster of 1871....

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November 14, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, November 14, 1871

* Whaling disaster of 1871
* Bowhead whales hunting
* Arctic ice jam

Page 5 has an article headed: "The Destruction Of The Arctic Whaling Fleet" "Twelve Hundred Seamen Wrecked--Great Loss OF Life...." and list of the ships lost. Text takes up just over a full column.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: The Whaling Disaster of 1871 was an incident off the northern Alaskan coast in which a fleet of 33 American whaling ships were trapped in the Arctic ice in late 1871 and subsequently abandoned. It dealt a serious blow to the American whaling industry, already in decline.

Category: Post-Civil War