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A group of men from Orr's Island remove blubber from a dead whale using a hook, rope, and pulley.
Capt. William Sylvester (bearded) is holding the pulley of a flensing knife.
Sylvester, a former whaler, assisted with cutting up the carcass. The blubber was sold for paint.
About This Item
- Title: Stripping blubber, Ragged Island, 1927
- Creator: Portland Press Herald
- Creation Date: 1927-02-23
- Subject Date: 1927-02-23
- Local Name: Ragged Island
- Town: Harpswell
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Glass Negative
- Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.14641
- Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
- Object Type: Image
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