A History of Whaling in America 1650-1900
DAVID LEACH – Historian; former Curator; Long-time Docent with CIMM
Join us as former CIMM Curator David Leach explores the history of American whaling from colonial days up to the halt of whaling by the International Whaling Commission. Presented in three parts, the lecture will cover the birth of the industry, the golden age of whaling and the collapse of the whale fishery. California shore whaling will also be highlighted.