Excerpt from There She Blows: A Whaling Yarn Whalers were a breed of seadog differing from the present type of sailorman as much as a Collie does from an Upland Scotch stag hound, and while I freely admit the present generation to be in many ways an improve ment on their predecessors of fifty years back, I maintain that the men who sailed out of New Bedford, Nantucket, and Sag Harbor in the forties possessed a toughness of sinew and energy of mind it would be difficult to parallel in the present era. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.