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Shore Whalers

1854 

Monterey Shore Whalers 

Captain J. P. Davenport organized the first shore 
whaling company which was followed in 1855 by 
seventeen Portuguese fishermen who started the "Old 
Company." Between 1854 and 1888, over 95,000 
barrels of whale oil were produced from Monterey 
Bay whales.

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