Drawing showing whalebone being hoisted aboard a whaling ship during flensing

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Drawing showing whalebone being hoisted aboard a whaling ship during flensing
Lantern slide made of glass

Museum number 1972-351-44

This lantern slide shows a drawing of a sail powered, three masted whaling ship during flensing, or stripping a whale of its blubber and baleen. The drawing shows the whale lying alongside the ship, with a line hauling its jawbone, with attached baleen on board the ship.

Drawing showing whalebone being hoisted aboard a whaling ship during flensing
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