Title: Harpoon sheath |
Accession Number: 1947.713
Category: WHALING GEAR - HARPOONS
Type: harpoon head sheath
Date: After 1834
Description: Harpoon head wooden sheath. Ship SCIENCE. Carved on sheath are 2 crossed harpoons and "The Tickler", "1838." Rim badly chipped, obliterating the "S" and "H" partially in word SHIP. On reverse: L Q/ BOAT. Sheath used near end of 1st voyage & beginning of 2nd voyage. SCIENCE sailed from Portland, ME in 1834 for voyage in Pacific; Capt. Whippey.
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