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Whale image

Drawing of whale Portsmouth sailors on the Ann Parry wished they could catch in 1841 journal entry by Leander Huntress. (Courtesy Portsmouth Athenaeum)

Whale Oil Ad

Whale oil was a vital ingredient in Portsmouth households, as this 1826 newspaper ad shows. (Courtesy Portsmouth Marine Society and Peter Randall Publishing)

Pen Sketch of ship

An illustration of a whale ship drawn while Leander Huntress was aboard the Ann Parry on the journey back to Portsmouth

Whale Oil Refinery

Ladd brothers unique whale oil refinery was located in this buildingon Market Street in Portsmouth until 1849, here seen years later in image from Strawbery Banke archives (Courtesy Portsmouth Marine Society)


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