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Estate sale find, vintage original copy of Reponse d'un Capitaine au
Long-Cours Baleinier, ‘a M. Jeremiah Winslow, Armateur Naturalise.
Loosely translated: Response from a Captain to the Long-Distance Whaling
Vessel to Mr. Jeremiah Winslow Shipowner Naturalized
A cursory internet search indicates that Jeremiah Winslow was a noted whaler
operating out of France as several works on the topic mention him.
On the Northwest: Commercial Whaling in the Pacific Northwest, 1790-1967 By
Robert Lloyd Webb
One merchant of Havre, Jeremiah Winslow, was particularly well acquainted
with Yankee skill; he had come from New Bedford in 1817 to begin in the French
fishery. He avoided the law through a loophole which denied the bounty t
owners sending more than five ships to sea. Winslow outfitted more than this
number, and though he lost the bounty, he expected to profit by employing
experienced Americans on the whaling grounds.”
Pacific Journeys: Essays in Honour of John Dunmore By John Dunmore, Noel R.
Watts, Roger D. J. Collins, K. R. Howe
Modern French oceanic whaling developed after the American War of
Independence when, in 1785-86, New England whaling captains were encouraged by
subsidies to settle in France. The system was revived after the Napoleonic
Wars, in 1816 and 1819. Captain Jeremiah Winslow, for example was drawn to Le
Havre in January 1817 where he established a large fleet and was eventually
naturalized. By the 1830s France had nearly 100 whaling ships, many of them
officered by Americans, Portuguese, British and others.”
Softcover, 15 pages, Imprimerie de Stanislas Faure, 1832, Language: French,
Product Dimensions: 5.75" X 8.75", shipping weight: 6 ounces.
PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOS FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS - The booklet is in
overall Good used condition with signs of wear, scuffs, age toning, stains,
soiling, creases, possible writing, no odors. Please see images.