Whaling on the North Carolina Coast

By Marcus B. Simpson Jr., Sallie W. Simpson

Whaling on the North Carolina Coast

Approx. 51 pp., 6.75 x 10, 17 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6242-3
    Published: January 1990

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

Originally published as an award-winning article in the North Carolina Historical Review, this fascinating study traces the history of whaling in the state from the seventeenth century until World War I. Includes a number of colorful accounts of local whaling around Shackleford Banks in the latter half of the nineteenth century and a vivid description of the catch of the "Mayflower," North Carolina's best-known whale.

About the Authors

Marcus Simpson earned a B.S. degree from Davidson College and an M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For more information about Marcus B. Simpson Jr., visit the Author Page.

Sallie Simpson holds a B.A. degree from George Washington University and a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland.
For more information about Sallie W. Simpson, visit the Author Page.