Event Summary

Sperm candle manufacture begins in colonies

Date

1751

Description

Among claimants to being the first: Abraham Rivera, of Newport; Benjamin Crabb, Rehoboth, Mass.; Obadiah Brown of Providence

Lecture

Enterprise/Commerce

Timeline 1

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

Timeline 2

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Record ID

1309