Whale Port

Whale Port

A History of Tuckanucket

Book - 2007
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Houghton
Long before the invention of electricity or the discovery of underground reservoirs of fossil fuels, people depended on whale oil to keep their lamps lit. A few brave Colonial farmers left their fields and headed out to sea to chase whales and profits farther and farther off shore. When they did, towns sprung up around their harbors as demand grew for sailors, blacksmiths, ropewalkers, and the many other craftsmen needed to support the growing whaling industry. Through the fictional village of Tuckanucket, Whale Port explores the history of these towns. Detailed illustrations and an informative narrative reveal the way Tuckanucket’s citizens lived and worked by sharing the personal stories of people like Zachariah Taber, his family and neighbors, and the place they called home. Whale Port is also the story of America, and the important role whales played in its history and development as people worked together to build communities that not only survived, but prospered and grew into the flourishing cities of a new nation.


Baker & Taylor
The hustle, bustle, and excitement of a busy whale port is presented through the eyes of young Zacharia Taber, a town resident, who gives an informative tour to the town's diverse businesses, residences, and ships with an overview of its constantly changing history.

Baker
& Taylor

The hustle, bustle, and excitement of a busy whale port is presented through the eyes of young Zacharia Taber, a town resident, who gives an informative tour to its town's diverse businesses, residences, and ships with an overview of its constantly changing history as a result of the fortunes won and lost on the sea.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007
ISBN: 9780618547227
0618547223
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: History of Tuckanucket

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