Thursday, 28 April 2016

Old Photograph Whale On The Beach In Kirkcaldy Fife Scotland

Old photograph of a whale on the beach in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. In the mid 19th century, whaling became important to the town for a short time. In 1813, the first Kirkcaldy whaling ship, The Earl Percy, sailed north to the Davis Strait, a northern arm of the Labrador Sea, between mid western Greenland and Nunavut, Canada's Baffin Island. The town's last whaler, The Brilliant, was sold in 1866 to Peterhead, bringing an end to the industry,

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