Reels & Bait Fishing
Reel History English literature first reported
a "wind", installed within two feet of the lower end of the rod in 1651.
This is usually accepted as the earliest known reference to a reel.
Fishing Rod History A military researcher by the name
of Dr. Howald broke his bamboo fly rod, and made repairs using a
piece of a fibreglass tube.
Mason Stanley Mason invented a clothespin
fishing lure among other inventions. The
History of Gloucester Fishing
Whaling Industry Without adequate agriculture, early
inhabitants of the polar regions had to develop successful whaling techniques
using Stone Age weapons. Seagoing whaling expeditions have been practised
throughout parts of the world for at least 1100 years. The Americans and
Norwegians were the dominant whalers in the 19th century but whaling also
existed in parts of Canada.
Whaling & Fishing Industry A hypertext book by Peter J. Bryant.
She Blows! - Whaling in Alaska and the Yukon The Eskimos of the Bering Sea are
known to have hunted the arviq (bowhead) for at least the past 2,500 years.
Whale hunters went to sea in fragile walrus-hide umiaks or the smaller
kayaks, with only toggle-head harpoons and seal-bladder floats as tools.
Evolution of Japanese Whaling These whaling traditions go back
to beginnings in prehistoric times with the use of stranded whales.
Craft The term whalecraft encompasses
all those tools used for taking whales and processing blubber into whale
oil through the nineteenth century.
Harpoons "Two flue irons have been used for
taking whales and large fish for more than a thousand years. The seal of
the Basque town of Biarritz in 1351 shows a whaling scene in which a harpoon
clearly has a two flue head."
Temple - Toggle Iron Harpoon The toggle iron harpoon was designed
in 1848 by Lewis Temple, a blacksmith, this was the standard harpoon in
American whaling from the mid-19th through the early 20th centuries
Spades The different types of whaling spades
are: Boat Spades, Cutting-in Spades, Sliver Spades, Throat Spades, Head
Spades, Gouge Spades.
Whaling "Evidence indicates that ancient
Eskimo and North American Indians hunted whales as early as AD 100, finding
in the large animals a plentiful source of food, fuel, and material for
tools. Modern whaling had its start in the mid-19th century when a Norwegian,
Svend Foyn, developed a gun that launched harpoons containing an explosive
Inventions 'The Maritime History Virtual Archives"
naval history, sailing ships and more.