Whalers Trades Room

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Whalers Trades Room
Whalers Trades Room


South Georgia's whaling stations were not just places where the great leviathans were dragged ashore and then processed. They were also largely self-sustaining industrial complexes where boilers and hulls could be mended, and blades and chain links forged. Skilled and inventive blacksmiths and engineers kept the stations running, and their work is recorded here.

Video of whaler's trades room







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Blacksmith's tools
Blacksmith's tools
The workbench and tools
The workbench and tools
Anvil
Anvil
Used harpoon
Used harpoon