A Whaler’s Life on Land and Sea

BonusBabe – Backgammon
BonusBabe – A Whaler’s Life on Land and Sea
In the 19th century when young men left the East End for the first time in their lives, they most often boarded whaling ships out of Sag Harbor for a stint at sea. In Bridgehampton, many farmers took their chances on a single voyage with hopes of earning enough to return and buy a small plot of land to work. Others saw the sea as an escape from small town living and left seeking world-wide …
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BonusBabe – A Whaler’s Life on Land and Sea – The Sag Harbor Express

The Sag Harbor Express

A Whaler's Life on Land and Sea
The Sag Harbor Express
“Whalebone is great stuff, it was the plastic of the day and used for everything — parasols, inlaid backgammon sets, cribbage sets,” says Greene. “These sailors in their down time would just carve the bone, some were quite artistic. Whalers who weren


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