Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The ACUSHNET--Perils of Whaling--December 1847

The Louisville Daily Courier 23 May 1848

PERILS OF WHALING.--Four Persons killed by a Whale.--A letter from Capt. Rogers, of ship Acushnet, of Fairhaven, states that on the 22d December, one of her boats was stove by a whale, and John Taber, third officer, Henry Johnson, boatsteerer, and John Pearce and John Lockett, seamen, were killed or drowned. The Acushnet had lost three boats, and had two others badly stove within a month.

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