Making off on deck

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Making off on deck, c 1900
Photograph made of paper

Donated by Mr James Mathieson, Dundee
Museum number 1968-40-12

This black and white photograph shows a busy scene on the deck of a Dundee whaling ship. There are eighteen men engaged in 'making off' which means they are cutting the blubber from a whale into small cubes. These cubes will be stored below, either into casks if the vessel is old, or more likely into purpose built tanks in the hull of the ship.

Making off on deck
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