Stripping blubber, Ragged Island, 1927

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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.

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