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WHALER, mar. law. A vessel employed in the whale fishery.
     2. It is usual for the owner of the vessel, the captain and crew, to divide the profits in just proportions, under an agreement similar to the contract Di Colonna. (q.v.)

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In a nutshell: This film segment of a multimedia art project features Barney and his girlfriend, Bjork, a Japanese whaling ship and lots of oozing petroleum jelly.
Morgan is the only remaining wooden whaling ship that still graces the water.
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on a 19th-Century Whaling Ship tells the story of a 14-year-old boy who is embarking on the whaling ship named the Essex.
I particularly enjoyed the section which retells the story of the Essex, a whaling ship apparently sunk by a whale and the inspiration for Hermann Melville's masterpiece Moby Dick.
I was wondering just how far our society may sink when I saw a television documentary on the History Channel about the Essex, a whaling ship that sank in 1820 after a whale rammed into it.
A Japanese whaling ship embarked on its final voyage Friday to the Northwest Pacific from Shimonoseki, western Japan, to conduct a three-month research whaling project.
And in Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea (Viking), we read of the sinking of the 19th-century whaling ship Essex by a sperm whale, a real-life catastrophe that became the inspiration for Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
Ben's cousin, the captain of a whaling ship, told him that a strong current of warm water flowed all along the eastern coast of America and across the North Atlantic.
Coast Guard who is sent to board a drifting Russian whaling ship in the middle of a howling storm on the Bering Sea.
Australia-based environmental activist group Sea Shepherd has claimed it has saved 750 whales from the harpoons of the Japanese whaling ship.
According to the Telegraph, Shaun Higgins, a researcher at Auckland Museum, started investigating and claimed it never existed, with a whaling ship the source of the original error.