Hudson was the refuge of a group of whalers from Nantucket and along the
coast of New England during the Revolutionary war. Real whaling was done
from there, taking advantage of a natural port (now filled in by silt
caused by the railroads coming in. Whaling was a short lived operation -
many of the folks losing their ships during the French Revolution as
A second period of whaling occurred in the - I believe - 1830's. A large
whale jaw stood on Warren St. for many years as a memento of the trade.
On Mon, 24 Jun 2002 EHolm964(a)aol.com wrote:
Can anyone elaborate on the whaling industry in Hudson, New York.
Why Hudson as opposed to some location further down the river? Were there once Whales
on the Hudson River? When saying "whaling industry"....what portion was
accomplished in Hudson? Appreciate any comments or insight. Thanks Ed.