There's no denying that there was some amazing scrimshaw work done on bones and teeth.
Additional products that once used whale oil.
Pie wheels and utensils
Some with beautiful inlay.
All that detail and scroll work done by hand, without a dremel or any other power tool! AMAZING!
I liked this painting of a sperm whale crunching down on a boat with sailors. Reminded me of Moby Dick.
I should have paid attention to the info on what these are. They are really cool but no idea what they are.
UPDATE: They are called yarn winders.
Beautifully crafted miniature ships.
And speaking of Moby.....
Captain Ahab of the Pequod!
Queequeg on the left
And also this clock was wicked cool. Those ships in the scene underneath the dial rocked back and forth with each 'tick tock'.
Like I needed anymore souvenirs besides postcards, but I have always wanted a deck prism and they had small, affordable ones. I couldn't resist the adorable glass whale or that 'Life is a Journey' compass. And I also knew I'd kick myself if I walked out without buying a Boat in a Bottle kit.
I hope you enjoyed my travels in Southeastern Massachusetts!