Question: History & Social Studies

What were the origins of the Nantucket Island whaling industry?

In History & Social Studies | Asked by ArkangelRestrain
Asked from the In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex study pack
Answers

In 1672 colony a whales called "scragg", probably Grey Whales, entered the harbor and were pursued and killed by the people of Nantucket. This event started the Nantucket whaling industry.

MHood2 | 698 days ago