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The cargo landed, six great whales are seen lying on the dock at Spitzbergen, and another is visible in the harbor

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"Cargo Landed. Six great whales are seen lying on the dock at Spitzbergen and another is visible in the harbor."

Before it became a shrine, the Charles W. Morgan lays on a sand bar at Round Hill

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The bark Charles W. Morgan with crew members cutting blubber from whale lashed to side of ship.

World's Fair Exhibit

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Bark Progress of New Bedford at Rotch's North Wharf before being towed by the tugboat Right Arm to Quebec in preparation for exhibit at the Chicago…

A pursuer of Moby Dick

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Whaling bark Platina in New Bedford harbor.