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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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Brewster's whaleboat service also serves as a secret ferry service for spy reports between British-held Long Island and American-held Connecticut across Long Island Sound.
The prospect of making such a disco very must have been tantalising indeed, for Mitchell took with him on his 1836 expedition a whaleboat.
The SAR DD was about a half mile away and the whaleboat was already in the water.
He is the uncommitted bachelor of the Bachelor's Delight, Melville's subtly but sharply ironized icon of the political ideal of noncommittal liberty--a carefree sea wanderer, whose whaleboat is aptly named Rover.
Agent 725, who owned a whaleboat, rowed south across Long Island Sound to a town named Setauket, on Long Island.
A thirty- by six-foot whaleboat hangs from the ceiling on chains.
Ward recounts the escapades of whaleboat raiders, Whig and Tory alike, on Long Island Sound; Loyalist "picaroons," who plied the Chesapeake; and the "maroons"--fugitive slaves--of the Carolinas and Georgia.
AN Adam High hauls a motor whaleboat and the Captain's Gig in the hangar bay aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) using a specially designed tow tractor for use on Navy ships.
Still another would carry the letter by whaleboat to Tallmadge, who waited in Connecticut.
For instance, readers can learn about the dangerous and gory whale hunts by building a model of a whaleboat, and also can learn the clever ways in which the often illiterate sailors tracked their catches and sightings by making whale stamps.
Saving a sinking warship, whaleboat racing and sessions with the Royal Navy's Physical Training Instructors are all on the agenda for the RFU's Rugby Development Officers on the South Coast this week.