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Although the whaling fleet is often associated with large sailing ships,each ship had up to eight of these smaller open boats. The sailors would set out in boats like this to hunt the whales returning to the larger ship after the hunt


More information on the Whaling industry that worked out of Dundee in the 18th and 19th centuries can be read at:


This and other images form a collection which can be viewed in higher quality at the Local History Department of Dundee Central Library, Wellgate Centre, Dundee