Blubber being cut into lumps before being stowed away on deck. S.S. 'Active.'

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Blubber being cut into lumps before being stowed away on deck. S.S. 'Active.'
Lantern slide made of glass

Museum number 1972-351-11

This lantern slide shows a scene on the deck of the Dundee whaling ship S.S. 'Active' in 1894. The deck is crowded with men working. The men on the left are standing at low tables, chopping blubber into cubes, preparatory to it being stowed in the hold.

Blubber being cut into lumps before being stowed away on deck. S.S. 'Active.'
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