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Sailors, Whalers, Fantastic Sea Voyages. An Activity Guide by Valerie Petrillo

By Valerie Petrillo

Children are occupied with crusing ships, lighthouses, whaling, shipwrecks, and mutinies, and those 50-plus actions will supply them with a boatful of enjoyable. This job advisor exhibits childrens what existence was once like for the greenhands, previous salts, and captains at the excessive seas in the course of the nice age of sail within the nineteenth century: aboard square-riggers, clippers, whalers, schooners, and packet ships. lifestyles aboard send was once a thrilling culture of yank existence with its personal language, foodstuff, track, paintings, and social constitution. young ones will research that many captains introduced their better halves and youngsters aboard send, and that children who discovered find out how to stroll at sea frequently came upon it tricky to stroll on dry land. The e-book starts off with the China Tea alternate within the past due 18th century and ends with the final whaler leaving New Bedford in 1924. childrens will create scrimshaw utilizing black ink and a bar of white cleaning soap; make a version lighthouse utilizing a motorcycle reflector, an oatmeal field, and a plastic soda bottle; and paint...

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Monkeys, parrots, and cockatoos were popular. A trip to Honolulu, where hogs were plentiful, usually culminated in a bounty of them sliding back and forth across the deck as the ship pitched and rolled. In the Galápagos Islands, whalemen captured giant tortoises. These animals could live for up to a year without food or water, they yielded delicious meat when slaughtered, and they provided rides for the captain’s children. Mice, rats, cockroaches, and weevils were the uninvited guests onboard. They contaminated food supplies and spread disease.

Now off we go to our high sea adventures! 1 A Sailor’s Life for Me! What was it like to be a sailor? This chapter will give you a chance to climb onboard a sailing ship and experience life through the eyes of a greenhand. The daily life of a deepwater sailor was passed down from generations of men who made their living from the sea. Join us on our voyage as we learn to talk like sailors, eat sailor’s grub, sing sea chanteys, and dance the sailor’s hornpipe. We’ll hear the story of a mutiny, make a ship’s anchor, and take a turn as a lookout.

They settled in for weeks or months at a time, visiting, gathering fresh provisions, and making repairs on the ship. Sometimes they sold their oil to merchant ships returning home, and the wives and children stayed while the ship went on to hunt bowhead whales in the Arctic. These whales were plentiful in the Arctic during the second half of the 19th century, and yielded valuable oil and baleen (whale cartilage). Many families remained on the ships and traveled to the Arctic despite the ice and the bitter storms of the northern seas.

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