National Geographic : 1940 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Itt; Photograph by B. Anthony Stwart THE WHALER "'LAGODA' ONCE WAS GONE FROM NEW BEDFORD ALMOST FOUR YEARS During the voyage, she captured whales valued at more than $200,000. This model is 59 feet long. It is housed in the Bourne Whaling Museum, connected with the Museum of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, at New Bedford, Massachusetts. This town and Nantucket Island. near by, were the two leading American whaling ports of the 19th century. At the cry of "Thar she blows!" from the masthead, the boats (right) would be lowered from the davits and rowed or sailed in pursuit of the whale (page 82).