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Thread #126347 Message #2833949
Posted By: Charley Noble
09-Feb-10 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Black sailors from the West Indies often made up a sizable portion of any whale ship's crew. And I think you're on firm ground with the suggestion that some of the blackfish whaling shanties of Barouallie are obvious relics of whaling shanties from deep-water whaling ships.