Event Summary

Shore whaling commences off NE and Long Island coasts

Date

1650

Description

Town regulations grant rights to individual to pursue whales off local coasts of Connecticut, Cape Cod and Long Island. Shore whalers made extensive use of Indian labor in their pursuit and processing of whales.

Timeline 1

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

Timeline 2

The Anglo-American Maritime World, 1640-1750

Record ID

1307