“Thar She Blows!” That’s the cry of a whaler in the mid 1800’s upon spotting a whale. Recalling those days, this paper is ideal for the history buff. A compass rose and a Whale Ship on a watery background remind all of Nantucket’s past. This brings back memories of Philbrick’s In The Heart Of The Sea and Melville’s classic Nantucket-based story Moby Dick.
Giving a gift to a Nantucket history buff or boating enthusiast? Our newest wrapping paper reflects Nantucket’s whaling past. This nostalgic print celebrates Nantucket’s rich history of whaling with its bold and eye-catching eighteenth and nineteenth century graphics.
Whether your family traces its Nantucket roots back several generations or you’re off the ferry out to visit the Nantucket Whaling Museum, the stories and history of the Nantucket whaling industry are memorable to all.
Whaling ships traveled around all the world’s oceans in search of precious whale oil. The oil was the brightest and cleanest source of light at the time. It was also the finest machinery lubricant for the Industrial Revolution. Nantucket was the world’s whaling capital for over one hundred years.