The Whaling: The Most Dangerous Career

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When whaling was first started in America it was because the Basques had started hunting and trading products made from whales. First it was the Dutch that had followed them in their whaling and then the British followed them. Finally, America followed the British and soon the huge expedition had started to hunt whales for the oil inside them.
Whaling was possibly the most dangerous career to start back in the 1800’s. Ships were often lost and shipwrecked, their crew never to be seen again. Crewmen were also known to fall overboard and drown, die from injuries during processing the whale carcass, or die of disease. Since whaling voyages normally lasted three to four years any crew that was stuck out at sea would most likely die before anyone
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