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Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship

In October,1868, Laura Jernegan, a 6 year old girl from Edgartown, Massachusetts set out on a three year whaling voyage with her father, mother, brother, and the ship's crew to the whaling grounds of the Pacific Ocean. This website, produced by the Martha's Vineyard Museum, tells the story of Laura Jernegan and the journal she kept on her voyage. It also tells the adventurous history of whaling. GRANT DETAILS
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