On the Northwest: Commercial Whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967

Synopsis

On the Northwest is the first complete history of commercial whaling in the Pacific Northwest from its shadowy origins in the late 1700s to its demise in western Canada in 1967. Whaling in the eastern North Pacific represented a century and a half of exploration and exploitation which involved the entrepreneurs, merchants, politicians, and seamen of a dozen nations.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Vancouver, B.C.
Publication year:
  • 1988