B.C. whaling – an uncomfortable history

bc whaling historyCertain veins of historical study are “sexier” than others. The topics that people shy away from rather ironically tend to be the stories that shaped the economy and everyday lives of British Columbians for the last 170 years.  Industries like fishing and sealing put food on the tables of thousands of people, and provided jobs for many early residents of the province.  The historical topic that is the most uncomfortable of all though, has to be that of whaling. Read the rest here 15:33