The Charles S. Scott in conjunction with The Vancouver Maritime Museum proudly presented a collection of work created by ECU students in conversation with the Martime Museum’s history as well as general maritime culture.
The harpoon was central to the whale fisheries of the world. Harpoons have been used for at least a thousand years to capture whales and large fish. The Basques of 900 A.D. were among the earliest whalers. Their word arpoi, meaning to fasten or hold, became arpon in Spanish, and harpoon, or harping iron, in … Continue reading
This is an interesting story about a whale that has had a spearhead stuck in it’s side for 130 years. Sure makes your life seem way shorter all of a sudden, don’t you think? – Originally written by David Gardner for the Daily Mail at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-461703/Whale-survives-harpoon-attack-130-years-ago-worlds-oldest-mammal.html A giant bowhead whale caught off the coast of … Continue reading
An Interesting film on whaling in America and how the whaling industry evolved and affected not just america but the world. You can watch it here. “The history of the American whaling industry from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age … Continue reading
Whaling industry Whalers – primarily American vessels – began arriving in Hawai’i in the early 19th century. At this time, whale oil was used for heating, lamps and in industrial machinery; whale bone (actually the baleen strips suspended from the whale’s upper jaw) was used in corsets, skirt hoops, umbrellas and buggy whips. Whaling ships … Continue reading
If any of you ever finds themselves in Hawaii and are interested in Hawaiian whaling history you definitely should stop by the Whaler’s Village Museum. You can visit their website here! Their website is filled with neat information on the history of Hawaii and what they do for the conservation of these gentle behemoths.
The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present Pirate Radio, a series of ongoing musical programs broadcast from Granville Island at 94.9 FM. Presented as part of The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea, a series of exhibitions, publications, and events about the sea curated by Cate Rimmer. Pirate Radio draws its inspiration from … Continue reading