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Whaling in the Movies

Presented by Senior Curator Fred Calabretta Throughout the history of the motion picture industry Hollywood has often been drawn to whales and whaling as movie themes offering action, excitement, adventure, and occasionally even romance. This presentation explores this story, which…

Captain James F. Smith. Mystic Seaport Accession Number 1939.1295

Mark Twain and the Whaling Captain

Captain James Smith left whaling to become a packet captain and a foil for Mark Twain. The painting seen below depicts Captain James F. Smith of New London, one of five brothers who were whaling captains out of that port….