Event Summary

John Smith seeking whales off New England

Date

1614

Description

John Smith dispatched to Northern Virginia in search of gold and whales, as reported in his Description of New England (1616)

Timeline 1

Whaling, Fishing, Fisheries and their Management, 1400 - to present

Timeline 2

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Related Source

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America (2007)