Event Summary

Southampton establishes drift whale regulations

Date

1644

Description

Long Island town of Southampton passes ordnance regulating the handling of whales washed up on town beaches

Timeline 1

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

Timeline 2

The Anglo-American Maritime World, 1640-1750

Related Source

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America (2007)