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"Try Pot" at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Photo © Linda Tagliaferro

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum - Try Pot

Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
Long before the age of electricity, whale oil was used as a fuel for lamps at home and at work. After a whale was killed, its carcass was brought into the ship and its blubber was melted down in large "try pots" like this one exhibited at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum.

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