American Experience

Season 22 Episode 8

Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 10, 2010 on PBS

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    • The demand for whale oil for lighting and lubrication (in the era before petroleum) caused the average whaling expedition to stretch from a day trip along a east coast shore to four year voyages into the farthest Pacific Ocean.

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