Friday, March 23, 2012

Whaling Station

Our last visit for the day was to the Cheynes Whaling Station. This was a working station until November 1978 and was not purpose built for tourism. This boat was the largest of the three that was used for whaling in the waters near Albany. They captured and killed up to 19 whales a day and the industry was worth 2.5 million dollars in 1978. Government policy closed the industry down. Peter enjoyed looking through the boat which has been well maintained in its original state.

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