Whale Fishery Hearings Before the Committee on Marchant Marine and Fisheries House of Representatives Seventy-Sixth Congress First Session on H.R. 4592 and H.r. 4593 Bills Relating to Whaling Vessels May 25 and 26, 1939

Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1939. F 142 pages; Schuyler Otis Bland of Virginia, Chairman of the Committee; contents with the states on behalf of the American Whaling Co., Metal Trades Dept. AFL, Walter D. Fisher representing the "seafaring interests of the Pacific coast", Edgar Finn Larsen, ex-member of the crew of the Ulysses and other ex-members of that ship's crew; representatives of the Western Operating Corporation, Fats & Oils Conference reports, more; evidently the U.S. was losing ground to the whaling efforts of Norway, Japan and other countries; with the stamp of the 'S.S. Excalilbur' on the front cover and a previous owner signature; the "Excalibur" was an American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines, New York vessel, lost due to enemy fire during World War II; original stapled printed paper covers; some edge, tips wear, archival tissue repair to closed tear to cover, unobtrusive; contents in very good condition, interesting American whaling industry history in it's nearly last commercial phase. Good S (Item ID: 18431)


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