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Cape Cod How the Cape Cod Towns Ranked in Whale Fishing 1854

The records of 1854 show that as a whaling port, Provincetown topped other Cape ports. Receipts of the whale fishery during the year were: Falmouth, 513 barrels whale oil, 1828 barrels sperm; Provincetown, 2397 barrels of whale oil and 1275 barrels of sperm.

The income or estimated value of the combined take was over $200,000. Falmouth had one ship engaged, while Provincetown’s fleet was comprised of one bark, two brigs, and twenty schooners.

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