ACUSHNET — Selectmen have signed a $100,000 purchase and sale agreement that conveys the former Cusson estate — also known as the historic Severance whaling captain property — to Michael Arquin and selectman candidate Paul J. Levasseur. FULL ARTICLE AT SouthCoastToday.com
The former whaling station (1911-1931) and WWII military base on Goudier Island is now a post office, museum (reminiscent of the 'secret' tunnels in the cliffs of Dover, UK) and souvenir shop. When we arrived in 2014 the shop was promoting the centenary of...
Whaling is the hunting of whales mainly for meat and oil. Its earliest forms dates to at least 3,000 BC. Various coastal communities have long histories of sustenance whaling and harvesting beached whales. Industrial whaling emerged with organized fleets in the 17th century; competitive national whaling industries in the 18th and 19th centuries; and the introduction of factory ships along with the... Full
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