Whale Boat

Whale BoatJon Sorenson built this 19th Century whale boat in hardwoods from scratch. He also built the davits.

In whaling, it was important to be able to launch these small boats (usually about 26-feet long), three or four at a time. So the davits and the arrangements for launching were made for quick launches by the seven-man crews of each boat.

Period: 1840-1910
Model is 2-inches long
Scale: 1”= 13ft.

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