Saturday, July 02, 2005

Quaker History/Business

Nantucket's Whaling Museum tells of grisly trade and life on land

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There are galleries dedicated to the influence of the Quaker religion on Nantucket, the role of women and the culture of the Wampanoag Indians, who were living on the island in 1659, when the English arrived.

Other displays note the diversity in the whaling industry and include a portrait of Absalom Boston, an African American whaling captain who, in 1822, was the first to lead an all-black crew on a whaling voyage.

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