Eric Jay Dolin, author of Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America and the upcoming A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricanes.
The history of one of America’s earliest industries: Whaling. Interviewed May 14, 2020.
Eric enumerates several sites to learn more about the history of whaling including the Nantucket Whaling Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum, The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, and Mystic Seaport Museum which has the Charles W. Morgan, the only remaining wooden whaling ship in the world.
You can also watch an excellent gallery talk with New Bedford Whaling Museum curator Akeia Benard, Ph.D.