Whale bone arch0019

The original jaw bones of a whale were erected here after 1853 as recognition of the role whaling played in Whitby's history. They were removed and are displayed now in the Archive and Heritage centre. A replacement set was donated by Norway in 1963 and these were themselves replaced by the current set from Alaska in 2003. They are from a Bow-head whale killed, under licence, by the Inuit for food.
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Whitby, Yorkshire
Photographer:
Colin Nicol

Whale bone arch0019

The original jaw bones of a whale were erected here after 1853 as recognition of the role whaling played in Whitby's history. They were removed and are displayed now in the Archive and Heritage centre. A replacement set was donated by Norway in 1963 and these were themselves replaced by the current set from Alaska in 2003. They are from a Bow-head whale killed, under licence, by the Inuit for food.
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Whitby, Yorkshire
Photographer:
Colin Nicol