|One of the many ship models|
|A human skeleton compared to a whale. Just in time for halloween|
The Museum also has a great collection of ship models and one that is actually half the size of a real ship. It was fun to walk around the small ship. I got a feel for what it was like to be on a boat such as this
One treat was to see the actually size of a small whale boat that were used in pursuing whales. I have read the book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. The author describes the whale boats but it is great to see one in person. The Book is a true story about a whale fighting back leaving the survivors of the ship wreck floating on whale boats in the Pacific. This is a fascinating book and give you a peek into the culture of Nantucket long ago and it's history of Whaling
I am so glad we don't do whaling anymore!