American Whaling Ships 1900, in Horta Harbour


The photo is from 1900, but the American whaling ships already ran the seas since at least the XVIII sec. By passing the islands of the Azores and Cape Verde, often recruited men who were enjoying the adventure of opportunity, another life, to get to America. Some died at sea, a deserted before reaching the New World, the other Azorean whalers have become major, returned to their land, and realized that the islands were ships in the middle of the Atlantic high, and the canoes could be launched from land, was born by wheel the second half of the XIX sec whaling Açoreana.

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