'The Balaena' -A Whaling Song with old photos from Dundee, Scotland.
HISTORIC FILM OF WHALING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC 70812
The Whaling Song
The first evidence for whaling in Scotland is from Bronze Age settlements where whalebones were used for constructing and decorating dwelling places. Commercial whaling started in the Middle Ages, and by the 1750s most Scottish ports were whaling, with the Edinburgh Whale-Fishing Company being founded in 1749. The last company still engaged in whaling was Christian Salvesen, which exited the industry in 1963.
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