Event Summary

American whaling industry peaks

Date

1846

Description

US whaling industry in 1846 involved 735 vessels (of world's 900); employed 70,000 individuals; captured upwards of 10,000 whales; typical cargo sold for $40,000

Timeline 1

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

Timeline 2

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Record ID

1186