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Did you know that some of the sailors who chased whales in the North Atlantic were African Americans? From Colonial times to the twentieth century, men of African ancestry were active in New England’s whaling industry as sailors, blacksmiths, shipbuilders, officers, and owners.
By the 1840s, about one-sixth of the workers on whaling ships were black sailors; and by 1900, African Americans and Cape Verdeans had become a majority. Who were some of the African Americans who became whaling masters?

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African American Whalers

 

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