From the review by Capt. Bill Pinkney, in WoodenBoat #277:
"But this is not a glossy sea story. It is the down-and dirty
of an industry that thrived from 1700 until the
early 20th century, a chronicle of the individuals and
families who gained a level of success unknown, anywhere
else, in the lives of people of color in their time.
The book is also an in-depth study of the whaling industry,
race, maritime lore, family structure, religion, nepotism,
genealogical integration, and education. It is an
excellent primer of the whaling industry, and a salute to
the men of color who helped to sustain it for 150 years."
See the images for the full review in WB 277.
by Skip Finley
hardcover, 304 pp