On This Day: October 27,1660, Cape Cod’s first whaler was persecuted “for his evil ways”

The New York Times in October of 1894 reported on the first whaler from Cape Cod. Unfortunately, he was persecuted for “his evil ways” by the Puritans, which delayed the further development of whaling for another half century when it then flourished for the next century on Nantucket and Provincetown where in May 11, 1843 the Provincetown whaling schooner Cordelia took the largest whale ever known to be captured on this coast, southeast of Chatham. The earliest records indicate that one William Hamilton was the first person who killed whales on the New-England coast. >click to read< 08:49

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