Final Voyage: A Story of Arctic Disaster and One Fateful Whaling Season
In the summer of 1871, thirty-two whaling ships, carrying 12-year-old William Fish Williams, son of a whaling captain, and 1,218 other men, women, and children, were destroyed in an Arctic ice storm. In a rescue operation of unparalleled daring and heroism, not a single life was lost, but the impact on America's first oil industry was fateful and catastrophic.
The whaling industry was centered in the town of New Bedford, Massachusetts. New Bedford was probably the wealthiest town in the United States at this time. New Bedford was primarily settled by th ...more
This is a pleasant read that moves quickly using t ...more
entries and so on. I was reading fast, skimming somewhat for information that would shed further light on world of Hetty Howland Robinson Green.
Anyway, it was an interesting book and I particularly liked the chapters where the inner workings of the whaling industry were explained.
Narration is good.